The Half Has Never Been Told

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Product Number: EB00700539
Released: Mar 15, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541698413
Publisher: Basic Books
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A groundbreaking history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of American Historians Winner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize 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. Bloomberg View Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2014 Daily Beast Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

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Author(s): Edward E. Baptist
Original Publish Date: Oct 25, 2016

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Author(s): Edward E. Baptist
Narrator(s): Ron Butler
Product Number DD13401
Released: Sep 09, 2014
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ISBN: #9781483030692
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Author(s): Edward E. Baptist
Narrator(s): Ron Butler
Product Number Z100082371
Released: Sep 09, 2014
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ISBN: #9781483030647

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