Interview with Caitlin Rosenthal on Capitalist Management of Slavery

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Caitlin Rosenthal
Associate Professor of History at the University of California Berkeley

Caitlin Rosenthal is Associate Professor of History at the University of California Berkeley, where her research and teaching explore the development of management practices, especially those based on data analysis. Her recent book, Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management (Harvard University Press, 2018) won the Simpkins Award of the Southern Historical Association as well as the first book prize of the Economic History Society. It was also featured as a “Five Books” best book in economics for 2018. The book explores the development of business practices on slave plantations and uses this history to understand the relationship between violence and innovation.

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