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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9 The Distribution of Slaves in the Western Hemisphere, 1825 28 10 A
Comparison between the Occupational Distribution of Adult Male Slaves (about
1850) and the Occupational Distribution of All Adult Males (in 1870) 39 11 The
proportion of the labor force in the professional and managerial category was
only one fifth as large for slaves as it was for all males in 1870. This was partly
due to the fact that slaves were completely excluded from such choice
professions as ...
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 ...
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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