By Cecilia A. Conrad, John Whitehead, Patrick L. Mason, James Stewart
The forty-three chapters in African americans within the U.S. economic system specialise in a number of facets of the industrial prestige of African american citizens, earlier and current. Taken jointly, those essays current similar topics: first, by way of economics, race issues; moment, racial monetary discrimination and inequality persist regardless of the positive predictions of normal monetary research that racial discrimination can't thrive in a free-market economic climate.
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Whites during the late antebellum era” (1989, 144). Fogel also contends that the available evidence indicates that surviving infants were disproportionately undersized and that small babies failed “to exhibit much catch up growth between birth and age 3 [suggesting] chronic undernourishment during these ages” (143). Infants’ postnatal problems originated with the malnourishment of pregnant women who were subjected to “the intense routine of the gang system down to the eve of childbirth” (145). Pregnant women were not provided with nutritional supplementation that might have compensated for such high levels of physical activity.
Smaller plantations also had a disproportionately larger share of households where the father and mother lived on different plantations. Smith provides a useful summary statement: “The larger the number of slaves, the greater their opportunity for resisting slavery, for establishing bonds of community, and for cultivating their own culture” (1998, 43). To put this general observation into perspective, Fogel (1989, 185) reminds us that in 1850 there were only 125 plantations with 250 or more enslaved blacks, and only 20 percent of enslaved blacks were located on plantations with ﬁfty or more of their compatriots.
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African Americans in the U.S. Economy by Cecilia A. Conrad, John Whitehead, Patrick L. Mason, James Stewart