Steve Redding (Princeton University) explains new research that reveals how Britain’s historical economic development benefited tremendously from the country’s involvement in the brutal transatlantic slave trade and its slave holdings (26:53).
- Heblich, Stephan, Stephen J. Redding and Hans-Joachim Voth. 2022. Slavery and the British Industrial Revolution. NBER Working Paper No. 30,451, September.
- Nunn, Nathan and Leonard Wantchekon. 2011. The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa. American Economic Review 101(7): 3221-3252.
- Solow, Barbara L. 1985. Caribbean slavery and British growth: The Eric Williams hypothesis. Journal of Development Economics 17 (1–2): 99-115.
- Williams, Eric. 1944. Capitalism and Slavery. UNC Press Books.