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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Considering the large proportion of the wealth of slaveholders represented by
their bondsmen, what needs to be explained is not so much why the slavocracy
of the U.S. resorted to open warfare but why other slavocracies did not. A full and
the economics of American Negro slavery Robert William Fogel, Stanley L.
Engerman. The Sanguinity of the Slaveholding Class on Economic Prospects For
many historical questions, the expectations of slaveholders with respect to their ...
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tine des□gnates the average or normal' •laM of expectat□ons Dev□ations
above the line Indicate relat□ve optitnlam; deviations below the line 1830-35 ...
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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