Time on the cross: the economics of American Negro slavery

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University Press of America, 1974 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
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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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Review: Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Slavery

User Review  - Marks54 - Goodreads

Robert Fogel just died and I realized that I had not included his book, which I avidly read in 1990. He won the Nobel in economics for this book (and other works). It is his analysis of slavery in the ... Read full review

Review: Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Slavery

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

This is an excellent example of how to NOT do history. Fogel and Engerman's theses and claims have been thoroughly rebutted and discredited by subsequent historians, most notably Herbert Gutman in "Slavery and the Numbers Game." Read full review

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Robert William Fogel, winner of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, is director of the Center for Population Economics at the University of Chicago.

Stanley L. Engerman is professor of economics at the University of Rochester.

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