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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slaves as the price-to-earnings ratio was for evaluating the wisdom of an
investment in corporate stocks. The data assembled by Phillips showed that the
ratio of slave to cotton prices rose by over sixfold between 1 805 and 1860. A
change of ...
These scattered cases suggest that the ratio of high earnings to basic earnings
among field hands was in the neighborhood of 2.5. When the incomes of artisans
are taken into account, the spread in slave earnings became still wider. The top ...
See occupations and opportunity; skills Wade, Richard C, 63 wages, 177, 261; of
freed Negroes, 237-238, 260; slave vs. free labor, 229, 236-237, 241, 260; -slave
price ratio, 102, 235 Wasatch Mountains, 8 Washington, George, 43, 86, ...
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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