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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In Brazil, 40 percent of slave imports were involved in sugar culture, and in
Spanish America the share was probably between 30 and 50 percent. Mining,
which probably stood second to sugar in the demand for labor, claimed about 20
Slave Trade Ended in Brazil. 1854 Slavery Abolished in Peru and Venezuela.
1862 Slave Trade Ended in Cuba. 1863 Slavery Abolished in All Dutch Colonies.
1865 Slavery Abolished in the U.S. as a Result of the Passage of the Thirteenth ...
The fervor for slavery seemed to be ebbing even in Brazil. At any rate, slave
imports into Brazil during the decade of the thirties fell to 65 percent of the level
which obtained in the twenties. But in the southern United States, slavery
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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