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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Such sexual exploitation was not limited to the South. And within the South,
sexual exploitation by white men was not limited to black women. The point at
issue here is not whether the sexual exploitation of slave women by masters and
who sought sexual pleasures in the slave quarters. The seduction of the daughter
or wife of a slave could undermine the discipline that planters so assiduously
strove to attain. Not only would it stir anger and discontent in the families affected,
See also punishment exploitation, 107-109, 124, 177; defined, 107; economic
burden of, 157, 244-246; financial, 5, 107, 153-157; sexual, 5, 85-86, 107, 108-
109, 130-138. See also expropriation; income, slave exportation of slaves: ...
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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