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Slavery and the Numbers Game: A Critique of Time on the Cross

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Levine reminds us of the continuing influence of the latter book, demonstrated by Robert W. Fogel's 1993 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, and hence the importance and timeliness of Gutman's critique."

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This detailed analysis of slavery in the antebellum South was written in 1975 in response to the prior year's publication of Robert Fogel and Stanley Engerman's controversial Time on the Cross, which argued that slavery was an efficient and dynamic engine for the southern economy and that its success was due largely to the willing cooperation of the slaves themselves. The noted labor historian Herbert G. Gutman was unconvinced, even outraged, by Fogel and Engerman's arguments. In this book he offers a systematic dissection of Time on the Cross, drawing on a wealth of data to contest that book's most fundamental assertions. A benchmark work of historical inquiry, Gutman's critique sheds light on a range of crucial aspects of slavery and its economic effectiveness. In his introduction to this reissue, Bruce Levine provides a historical analysis of the debate over Time on the Cross. He reminds us of the continuing influence of the latter book, demonstrated by Robert W. Fogel's 1993 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, and hence the importance and timeliness of Gutman's critique.

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ISBN:
9780252071515
Introduction:
Levine, Bruce
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Introduction by:
Levine, Bruce
Introduction:
Levine, Bruce
Author:
Gutman, Herbert G.
Location:
Urbana and Chicago
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Blacks in the New World
Series Volume:
108-102
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , This detailed analysis of slavery in the antebellum South was written in 1975 in response to the prior year's publication of Robert Fogel and Stanley Engerman's controversial Time on the Cross, which argued that slavery was an efficient and dynamic engine for the southern economy and that its success was due largely to the willing cooperation of the slaves themselves. The noted labor historian Herbert G. Gutman was unconvinced, even outraged, by Fogel and Engerman's arguments. In this book he offers a systematic dissection of Time on the Cross, drawing on a wealth of data to contest that book's most fundamental assertions. A benchmark work of historical inquiry, Gutman's critique sheds light on a range of crucial aspects of slavery and its economic effectiveness. In his introduction to this reissue, Bruce Levine provides a historical analysis of the debate over Time on the Cross. He reminds us of the continuing influence of the latter book, demonstrated by Robert W. Fogel's 1993 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, and hence the importance and timeliness of Gutman's critique.
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