Tag Archives: Time on the Cross

The Baptist Question Redux: Emancipation & Cotton Productivity

Edward Baptist, the author of The Half Has Never Been Told, has been claiming since the publication of his book that a putative post-Emancipation drop in overall agricultural productivity in the American South is proof that it was torture, not new cotton cultivars and … Continue reading

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Time on the Cross Summary

The 10-point summary of Time on the Cross: the Economics of American Slavery by Robert Fogel and Stanley Engerman, from pp 4-6 of the book itself. Included as a reference for the blogpost “Baptism by Blood Cotton“.

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