The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Author Edward E. Baptist
ISBN-10 0465049664
ISBN-13 9780465049660
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 560
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre modern institutionthe nation s original sin perhaps but isolated in time and divorced from America s later success But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy As historian Edward E Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States In the span of a single lifetime the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire and the United States grew into a modern industrial and capitalist economy Told through intimate slave narratives plantation records newspapers and the words of politicians entrepreneurs and escaped slaves The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history Winner of the 2015 Avery O Craven Prize from the Organization of American HistoriansWinner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman PrizeBloomberg View Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2014Daily Beast Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

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