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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Whipping was probably the most common punishment meted out against errant
slaves. Other forms of punishment included the deprivation of various privileges (
such as visits to town), confinement in stocks, incarceration, sale, branding, and ...
Figure 40 The Distribution of Whippings on the Ben net H. Barrow Plantation
during a Two- Year Period Beginning in December, 1840 would have been lost
through his execution. In other instances, whipping was as mildly applied as the ...
... material values of, 64; per capita income in, 166, 247, T248, 249, T250, 251-
252; railroads in, 254-255, T256; resources and land values in, 162-163, 168-
169; textile market in, 255, T256; whipping as punishment in, 146-147. See also
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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