Time On The Cross: The Economics Of American Negro Slavery, Volume 1

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 3, 1995 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
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.
 

Contents

The International Context of United States Slavery
13
Occupations and Markets
38
Profits and Prospects
59
The Anatomy of Exploitation
107
The Origins of the Economic Indictment of Slavery
158
Paradoxes of Forced Labor
191
Implications for Our Time
258
Afterword 1989
265
Acknowledgments
276
Sources of Direct Quotations
282
References
285
Index
291
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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.

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