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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Were most blacks in the interregional movement sold by owners in the East to
slave traders who transported them to western markets where they were resold?
... owners as part of a movement in which whole plantations migrated to the West
Figure 17 Annual Net Earnings from Male Slaves by Age about 1 850, Old South
twice as high as ten-year-olds because twice as much honor and prestige were
attached to the owners of the older than of the younger slaves. The age-price ...
But as factors of production, they were moved by the economic interest of their
owners to their "most advantageous uses." Before Emancipation the Negroes
took part in the westward movement of production and people. From this point of
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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