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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Sugar was introduced into the Levant in the seventh century by the Arabs.
Europeans became familiar with it during the Crusades. Prior to that time honey
was the only sweetening agent available to them. After taking over the Arab
The end of sugar production also marked the end of slave imports into these
territories. The sugar monopoly of the Spanish and Portuguese was broken
during the seventeenth century when the British. French, and Dutch became
Thus, the great majority of the slaves brought into the British, French, and Dutch
Caribbean colonies were engaged, directly and indirectly, in the sugar industry.
In Brazil, 40 percent of slave imports were involved in sugar culture, and in ...
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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