what proportion of living Americans have inherited more than $100,000, or $500,000 that originated with wealth derived from slavery?

How does that transfer of wealth map to political identity and geographic location?

Does anyone have a reference or primary source data?
It's a shame that Adam Goodheart at @washcoll doesn't have a twitter account. We could really use some more learned historians around here - to proviede truthful answers to questions about slavery and political dynamics around the civil war...

Note: above is untitled, for some reason - it's the proportion of households per state that owned slaves.

This is the overall proportion in all slave-owning states. Image
You'll note that as the population moves westward, more families have slaves. Curious to know if that's because there were larger plantations that were acquired via prior slavery-derived wealth, or if there were more slaves on smaller farms.
There are bigger issues to address here, for sure - I wrote them up, but I'm not ready to talk about those publicly yet... if there are any researchers out there who would be interested in discussing a couple of future directions, I'd be game.

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