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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If all that was at stake was the refinement of the historical image of the
slaveholding class, the issue of the extent of exploitation could be disregarded.
Slaveholders have long been driven from the stage of American life, and the
descendants of ...
the issue of socks and underclothes. Issues of petticoats to women are
mentioned in a few records, but not in most. Mention of socks and underwear for
men is also irregular. For winter months men had jackets, sometimes overcoats,
What is at issue here is not only how these false stereotypes regarding blacks
came into being, but how they could have persisted for so long. Resolution of the
first issue involves consideration of the intricate ways in which variations of racist
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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