Time on the cross: the economics of American Negro slavery
First published in 1974, Fogel and Engerman's groundbreaking book reexamined the economic foundations of American slavery, marking "the start of a new period of slavery scholarship and some searching revisions of a national tradition" (C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books).In an Afterword added in 1989, the authors assess their findings in the light of recent scholarship and debate.
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To a considerable extent, the word that reached them about their African origins
was filtered through minds and emotions of parents, grandparents, and great-
grandparents who had always walked on the North American continent. This is
The large proportion of Africans in the slave population also served to reduce the
birthrate in the Caribbean territories. For males and females were not brought to
the New World in equal numbers. Less than 40 percent of imports were female.
But the fertility of African women was substantially below that of Creoles. Thus,
while the Creole population was not only able to reproduce itself but to grow at
moderate rates, the African population could not. The combination of an
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Time on the Cross created a sensation when it was first published, and received largely favorable notice. It claimed to break new ground with its cliometric study of slavery. A notable dissenter from ... Leer reseña completa