That is the one thing the book drives home in a thoroughly researched and completely convincing way.
Fogel makes a good case that the dynamics of the market strongly favored humane and enlightened plantation management .
The book is filled with these inaccurate interpretations of data and some claims that are completely unfounded.
This was a very controversial book when first announced, and as certain of the reviews here attest, to some extent it still is. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Arnold E. Bjorn
This book was written in the early seventies and must have been highly impactful at that time. Were a similar book to be written today there would be some different emphases and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Patrick L. Boyle
Offers information that is not readily available compiled by scientists over many years and helps shape a very different picture of the Antebellum era from what little we are... Read morePublished 11 months ago by John
"Time On The Cross," is an interesting look at the economic data concerning Southern slave's quality of life. The South had one of the highest standards of living in the world. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Seaotter
Good book a little repetitive on some topics, gives a new perspective on that era in time and the economic perspective.Published 14 months ago by steven B. horan
I have to agree with the critics on this one, but I'll give it two stars for effort.
Praising slavery for its increased output is much like comparing the factory system... Read more
This book gives you a economical perspective of slavery and the world of human capital as it relates to the economics of country and world development.Published 19 months ago by kymsue
Warning: This book was written by neoliberal "chicago school" economists. It contains fudged data - for instance, only one farm was examined. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Andrew Wade