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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Conrad and Meyer produced separate estimates of the rates of return on males
and females. The computation of the return on male slaves was the simpler case.
They first derived the average capital cost per slave, including not only the price ...
life cycles of the net earnings of males and females, which are shown in figure 19
. For most of the years of their lives, female earnings were below those of males
by 20 to 40 percent. Interestingly, prior to age eighteen, female earnings ...
Figure 20 Division ol Female Price between the Value of the Chlldbearlng
Capacity and the Value of the Field Productive Capacity, New South MOO 0 10
20 30 40 50 GO 70 AOe Old South, where land was of poor quality, that planters
had an ...
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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