2.9 Factories Didn’t Ruin Farms, Farms Ruined Factories: interview with Caitlin Rosenthal

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Caitlin Rosenthal is a former McKinsey consultant turned historian of business practices, teaching at UC-Berkeley. Her recent book Accounting for Slavery traces how US business culture and practices were not born in the Industrial Revolution and northern factories as commonly believed, but on Southern and Caribbean plantations. She can be found on Twitter at @CC_Rosenthal .

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Books, people, websites, & more mentioned in this interview:

The Social History of Agriculture: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442209671/The-Social-

History-of-Agriculture-From-the-Origins-to-the-Current-Crisis

Investing in Life: Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of

Philadelphia: https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/investing-life

Creating Abundance by Alan L. Olmstead & Paul W. Rhode: https://www.amazon.com/Creating-

Abundance-Biological-Agricultural-Development/dp/0521673879

Environmental Defense Fund https://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/documents/farm-finance-

report.pdf

Good Jobs Strategy by Zeynep Ton: https://www.zeynepton.com/book/

Sarah Taber