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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caused the growth of the U.S. slave population to lag behind that of the
Caribbean, the U.S. colonies not only overtook but far exceeded the rate of
growth of the slave populations elsewhere in the hemisphere. By 1720, the
annual rate of ...
The values of all these variables for the post-Civil War era are known — except
the rate of growth of the slave labor force that would have been employed in
cotton production and the cost of slave maintenance. However, the unknown
The South's rate of growth was so rapid (1.7 percent per annum), that it
constitutes prima facie evidence against the thesis that slavery retarded southern
growth. Since few nations have achieved a rate of growth as high as 1.7 percent
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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