Time on the Cross

Time on the Cross : The Economics of American Slavery


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In an Afterword added in 1989, the authors assess their findings in the light of recent scholarship and debate.

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0393312186
  • 9780393312188
  • 533,398

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"With one stroke [this book] turned around a whole field of interpretation and exposed the frailty of history done without science."

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Time on the Cross is at once a jarring attack on the methods and conclusions of traditional scholarship and a lucid, highly readable analysis of the special American problem - black slavery.

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About Robert William Fogel

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 an economist and economic historian at the University of Rochester. His controversial writings on the economics of slavery with economist Robert Fogel were some of the first modern treatments of the subject.

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