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

Edward E. Baptist

As the historian Edward E. Baptist unearths in The part hasn't ever Been Told, the growth of slavery within the first 8 many years after American independence used to be the first motive force of the evolution and modernization of the USA. Drawing on intimate slave narratives, plantation documents, newspapers, and the phrases of politicians, marketers, and escaped slaves, Baptist bargains an intensive new interpretation of yankee history.

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