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Week Two

Cliometrics and Controversy

Core Readings:

  • Gutman, H, G. “Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery by Robert William Fogel; Stanley L. Engerman.” The Journal of Negro History 60 (1), no. 1 (1975): 53-57 [link for UQ students].
  • Haskell, Thomas, L. “The True and Tragical History of Time on the Cross.” New York Review of Books, 15 October 1975 [link for UQ students].
  • Sutch, Richard. “The Treatment Received By American Slaves: a Critical Review of the Evidence Presented in Time on the Cross.” Explorations in Economic History 12, no. 4 (1975): 335-438 [link for UQ students].

Further Reading:

  • Fogel, Robert William., and Stanley L. Engerman. Time on the Cross. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1974.
  • Gutman, Herbert George. Slavery and the Numbers Game: a Critique of Time on the Cross. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1975.

Practical Session:

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