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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French, and Dutch became major powers in the Caribbean. The British venture
into sugar production began in Barbados during the second quarter of the
seventeenth century. In 1655 the British seized Jamaica from the Spanish, and
slaves in British North America and the high rate of natural decrease in the
Caribbean. Even more striking are the differences of the ratios of Negro to total
population among the colonies. As early as 1650, Negroes formed 25 percent of
What were the factors which made the demographic experience of the U.S.
slaves so much more favorable than that of their Caribbean counterparts? To
Americans who have a penchant for finding the silver linings of clouds, it is
tempting to ...
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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