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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Figure 21 Division of Female Price between the Value ol the Chlldbearlng
Capacity and the Value of the Field Productive Capacity, Old South that both in
absolute value and as a percentage of total price, the childbearing capacity of a
regional division of labor in which the Old South concentrated on child rearing
and the New South on field production is, we submit, without foundation in fact.
How then does one explain the slightly higher fertility rates of the Old South?
regions of the South. On average, the plantations of the newer, or slave-buying,
states were 29 percent more efficient than those of the older, slave-selling states.
The free farms of the Old South virtually matched the efficiency of free northern ...
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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