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Chapter 10. The Debate over Slavery



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Fogel and Engerman (1974) argue that slavery was economically viable until 1860.

   
 
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Question 2.
Between 1790 and 1860, Southern population growth was dominated by growth in the slave population.

   
 
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Question 3.
The demand for slaves was increasing more rapidly in cities than on plantations.

   
 
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Question 4.
Southern slave owners were not rational people and did not strive to maximize profits through the use of the slave system of production.

   
 
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Question 5.
A majority of economists support the proposition that the material, not psychological, conditions of the slaves compared favorably with those conditions faced by industrial workers before the Civil War.

   
 
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Question 6.
Which of the following was NOT a major claim of Fogel and Engerman (1974) in their work on slavery?

 
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Question 7.
Economic historians are generally of the opinion that American slavery

 
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Question 8.
Time on the Cross views slavery as a system in which

 
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Question 9.
Slaves were expensive factors of production in comparison to wage labor. Unlike laborers who received a wage rate from their employer for each hour of work, what did slaves require from the owner?

 
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Question 10.
What did Steckel (1986) find when he compared the slave population to the today’s white population?

 
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