The half has never been told: slavery and the making of American capitalism

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A sweeping, authoritative history of the expansion of slavery in America, showing how forced migrations radically altered the nation's economic, political, and cultural landscape.Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution--the 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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046500296
9781483030647
9781483030692
9781483030678
9780465044702
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subject_facet African Americans -- Social conditions -- History, Slavery -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History, Slavery -- United States -- History
title_display The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism
title_full 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 / Edward E. Baptist, The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism / by Edward E. Baptist, The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism Baptist, Edward E.,
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title_sub slavery and the making of American capitalism
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