Wage Labor

The Civil War: J.D.B. DeBow: The Non-Slaveholders of the South

Nashville, Tennessee December 5, 1860 J.D.B. DeBow had run into a friend on the street and talked with him about how, in the South, even non-slaveholders benefitted from the region’s slave labor system. Then, promising to expand on what he said, he wrote this friend a letter, setting out in detail—in ten points—those benefits. As […]