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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Even on farms in which cotton was the primary market crop, most of the labor time
of slaves was devoted to other activities than the growing of cotton. This paradox
is easily resolved. Nearly 100 percent of all cotton was shipped off the farm, but ...
But if this were mere hearsay evidence, there was unimpeachable testimony to
southern inefficiency in the census statistics. The northern hay crop of 1850 alone
, which he valued at $11.20 per ton, exceeded in value the entire southern output
He arrived in Virginia on December 16, after the harvest of the 1853 crop was
completed. He left Virginia in January, well before the period for the cultivation of
the new crop had begun. He could not possibly have seen, to any significant
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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