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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While there was an increase of 160 percent in the total slave population between
1820 and 1860, the increase in the slave population of the ten cities was less
than half that rate. Between 1850 and 1860 the decline was not just relative.
Figure 31 indexes of the Demand for Slaves in the Cities and the Countryside
300 280 260 240 220 200 180 160 140 120 100 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 the
slave population. In other words, the urban slave population increased most ...
the economics of American Negro slavery Robert William Fogel, Stanley L.
Engerman ... and international slave trade, 20, 24, 29, T33; as leading slave
power, 29; life expectancy in, 126, 155; population and per capita income, 165,
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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