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

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ISBN-10: 046500296X

ISBN-13: 9780465002962

Edition: 2014

Authors: Edward E. Baptist

List price: $35.00
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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 The Half Has Never Been Told, slavery and its expansion were central to the evolution and modernization of our…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/9/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Edward E. Baptist is Charlton W. Tebeau Assistant Professor of History at the University of Miami.