Slavery, Capitalism, and Cotton: A History of How One Crop Became a Catalyst for the American Civil War

The American Civil War was a crucial event in our country’s history which ultimately shifted the socio-political and socio-economic structure of the Union, and in particular, the South. While the primary aim of the war was to maintain the state of the Union, this goal eventually included the abolition of slavery and emancipation of said […]

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The Economics of the Mafia: Capitalism and What It Means to Italian Organized Crime

Throughout the course of history, the country of Italy and specifically its southern region and Sicily, have cultivated and spawned large organized crime syndicates, known to many as the Mafia, that have attained global reach over the world’s capital through illicit markets and extortion. By using brutal force tactics and gruesomely symbolic assassinations, the Mafia […]

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