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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It was more than Olmsted's vivid writing style and his flair for detail which led
scholars of such diverse viewpoints to draw heavily on his books. Olmsted dealt
with both the positive and negative aspects of economic life under the peculiar ...
That Olmsted fully accepted the racial views of his day is clearly evident in his
books. The Germans appear as the only whites in the South capable of resisting
the degrading effects of slavery on white labor. They are invariably portrayed as ...
The mistake was Olmsted's. What he observed on this plantation was the easy-
going rhythm of slaves during the winter interstice. The planting of winter wheat
had been completed more than a month before Olmsted's arrival and the fall ...
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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