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Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Slavery Paperback – January 23, 2013
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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.”
- New York Times Book Review
From the Back Cover
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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Slaves were expensive to buy and to maintain; only a few highly valuable agriculture endeavors could support their cost.
slavery would have eventually died an economic death, if the politics had not ended it first.