The Half Has Never Been Told
Slavery and the Making of American CapitalismeBook - 2014
Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America's later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy slaves and paternalistic masters, we have not yet begun to grapple with the full extent of slavery's horrors?or its link to the expansion of the country, the political battles that caused the Civil War, or the growth of our modern capitalist economy..As historian Edward Baptist reveals in.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (529 p.)
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Uses slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians and entrepreneurs to explain how slavery drove the evolution and modernization of the United States.
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