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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Paradoxes of Forced Labor The Relative Efficiency of Slave Agriculture Since
1968 a group of cliometricians has been working on the measurement of the
relative efficiency of input utilization in the agricultural sectors of the North and
Economies of scale contributed only 6 percent to the efficiency of fairly small
plantations with from one to fifteen slaves. Scale led to a 15 percent gain in
efficiency for moderate-sized plantations with between sixteen and fifty slaves.
And the ...
On average, the plantations of the newer, or slave-buying, states were 29 percent
more efficient than those of the older, slave-selling states. The free farms of the
Old South virtually matched the efficiency of free northern farms. The slave ...
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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