Gene Dattel

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Gene Dattel, author of Cotton and Race in the Making of America: The Human Costs of Economic Power, works as a financial historian, writer, lecturer, and financial adviser. A native Mississippian, Dattel worked as an international investments banker at Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley, and he served as an advisory scholar to The New York Historical Society.

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Summer 2010

The highly lucrative cotton crop of 1860 emboldened the South to challenge the economic powerhouse of the North