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Dr. Robert Wright
Board Member

Robert E. Wright is the treasurer and a founding member of Historians Against Slavery. He is the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University in South Dakota and the author of The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy (Palgrave, 2017), which defines slavery quantitatively and shows that unfree forms of labor never create economic growth or development.

Augustana University
2001 South Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Speaker’s Bureau Talks:

The Economics of Slavery, 1750-2013

The Poverty of Slavery: How Slavers Victimize Entire Economies

Abolitionist Insight: