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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The most systematic housing information comes from the census of 1860, which
included a count of slave houses. These census data show that on average there
were 5.2 slaves per house on large plantations. The number of persons per free ...
In the course of exercising his assigned task, Goodloe told Olmsted that he
underestimated the income of planters from crops other than cotton, that his use
of census data to estimate an average yield of 1.3 bales of cotton per slave was ...
As pointed out previously, data in the census manuscripts clearly invalidates this
assumption. Only 30 percent of plantations with one hundred or more slaves
employed white overseers. On smaller plantations the proportion was even lower
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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