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 2 also shows that there was an enormous increase in the extent of the
slave trade during the eighteenth century. This fact rules out the possibility of a
major role for tobacco. For during the eighteenth century, tobacco imports into
Sugar was introduced into the Levant in the seventh century by the Arabs.
Europeans became familiar with it during the Crusades. Prior to that time honey
was the only sweetening agent available to them. After taking over the Arab
The sugar monopoly of the Spanish and Portuguese was broken during the
seventeenth century when the British. French, and Dutch became major powers
in the Caribbean. The British venture into sugar production began in Barbados
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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