Listen to Stanley Engerman, co-author of the classic “Time on the Cross”, talk about the history, politics and economics of slavery at EconTalk:

Engerman on SlaveryHosted by Russ Roberts

“Stanley Engerman of the University of Rochester talks about slavery throughout world history, the role it played (or didn’t play) in the Civil War and the incentives facing slaves and slave owners. Engerman knows as much as anyone alive about the despicable human arrangement called slavery and the vastness and precision of his knowledge is on display in this interview.”