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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Another 7.4 percent were engaged in semiskilled and domestic or quasi-
domestic jobs: teamsters, coachmen, gardeners, stewards, and house servants.
Occupational opportunity was more limited for women. About 80 percent of slave
However, it does show that the aggregate demand of this category of
slaveowners was too limited to raise the market price of slaves above the level
dictated by normal business standards; that is, the demand of those slaveowners
who desired ...
Such sexual exploitation was not limited to the South. And within the South,
sexual exploitation by white men was not limited to black women. The point at
issue here is not whether the sexual exploitation of slave women by masters and
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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