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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This does not mean that the controversy over the cliometric approach has come
to an end. There are still a significant number of eminent economic historians
who are deeply skeptical of the usefulness of mathematical methods. But even
In considering the evidence presented in this book, readers should keep in mind
certain caveats regarding the advantages and limitations of cliometric methods.
The advantage of the application of quantitative methods to history is not that it ...
Those who are familiar with cliometric writings know that one of its principal
hallmarks is "sensitivity analysis." "Sensitivity analysis" refers to the investigation
of the quantitative effects on findings of possible biases in the data, in the
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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