Synopses & Reviews
In an Afterword added in 1989, the authors assess their findings in the light of recent scholarship and debate.
"With one stroke [this book] turned around a whole field of interpretation and exposed the frailty of history done without science." New York Times Book Review
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, ).
Includes bibliographical references (p. -290) and index.
About the Author
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.