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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Others wrote of the special solicitude shown by one or another master to mulatto
offspring, a solicitude which in their minds strongly implied parenthood. There
were also the descriptions of the treatment of especially pretty slave women on
According to the 1860 census, 39 percent of freedmen in southern cities were
mulattoes. Among urban slaves the proportion of mulattoes was 20 percent. In
other words, one out of every four Negroes living in a southern city was a mulatto.
... 129-130, 133-134, 135. 142, 159, 229 morbidity. See illness More, Thomas, his
Utopia, 30 mortality rate. See demographic experience and evidence Moslem
countries, 14 motivation. See incentives and motivation mulattoes, 131-133.
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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