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.
With political correctness re-writing history and telling us that what someone wrote, they did not mean, and what someone said, they did not mean to say, this is a re-freshing look... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Peter Hyatt
Anyone interested n American history - a must read. Anyone wants to talk to me about slavery I merely ask if they have read this gook. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bruce Hagen
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 7 months 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 12 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 17 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 18 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 21 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