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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By 1720, the annual rate of natural increase in the U.S. was greater than the
annual increase due to importations. And during the last half century of legal U.S.
involvement in the slave trade, although the absolute level of importations was
"natural limits" thesis holds that the rise in ratio of slave labor to land eventually
would have reduced the value of a slave to less than his subsistence cost. The
rise in the labor- to-land ratio seemed assured, since the land suitable for cotton ...
See real national income nationalism, 34 natural liberty, theory of, 31 natural
limits thesis, 63, 94-97 natural resources. See resources Negroes: alleged "
inferiority" of, 63, 136, 178-181, 182, 215- 218, 223-225, 227, 230, 258- 260, 263;
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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