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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Clothing for children showed some variation from estate to estate, but by far the
most common issue was a one-piece garment which looked like an extra-long
shirt. Slave clothing was usually made of a coarse but durable cloth. The leather
P. C. Weston charged his Table 2 Clothing Recommended for an Adult Worker by
Social-work Agencies in New York City in 1907 Compared with the "Typical"
Clothing Allotment for an Adult Male Slave NEW YORK WORKER 2 hats or caps
First, it was the administrative unit for the distribution of food and clothing and for
the provision of shelter. As we have already seen, the single-family house, not
the dormitory, was almost the universal form of shelter on larger plantations.
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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