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Slavery's Sway

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For economists who study development, Africa remains a mystery. It's underdeveloped, but why? Disease? Dictators? Colonial rule? Nathan Nunn, an assistant professor of economics, believes he has found at least a partial answer. The slave trade, far from being a relic of the past, he argues, accounts for much of the continent's current economic woes. Pictured are Africa's primary slave trade routes from 1500-1900.
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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 

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