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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the middle of the fifteenth century, the Portuguese established trading posts
along the west coast of Africa below the Sahara with the aim of capturing or
making relatively large purchases of black slaves. Soon the average imports of
slaves into ...
1774 JThe English Society of Friends Votes the Expulsion of a Any Member
Engaged in the Slave Trade. 1775 Slavery Abolished in Madeira. 1776 The
Societies of Friends in England and Pennsylvania Require Members to Free
Their Slaves ...
Of course, the traditional interpretation of the interregional slave traffic is not
confined to economic issues. To many, the most critical aspect of the slave trade
was its corrosive effect on the integrity of the slave family. Since most issues ...
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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