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 cliometricians have downgraded the role of technological change in
American economic advance; they have controverted the claim that railroads
were necessary to the settlement and exploitation of the West; they have
contended that the ...
The cliometricians also scoured the papers of the historical societies of various
southern states and some states in the North, where are deposited the family
papers and business records of the largest planters. The wills and other legal ...
This book not only presents the principal findings of the cliometricians but also
attempts to interpret them. In the pages that follow, we reconsider many aspects
of the prevailing interpretation of the slave experience and of black history in light
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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