Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery
Robert William Fogel, Stanley L. EngermanISBN: 0393312186; 9780393312188;
This book, originally published in 1974 by Little, Brown and Company, is a sweeping reexamination of the economic foundations of American Negro slavery. Based upon a vast research effort, this volume constitutes an entirely new portrayal of slavery's past. It challenges traditional assumptions about the material condition and management of slaves, their work habits, domestic welfare, and the economy of the antebellum South in general.