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The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism, Edward E. Baptist

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The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism
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The half has never been told
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slavery and the making of American capitalism
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Edward E. Baptist
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Slavery and the making of American capitalism
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Historian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States
  • 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 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. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus the United States seized control of the world market for cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial Revolution, and became a wealthy nation with global influence. -- Provided by publisher
  • 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. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery's end--and created a culture that sustains America's deepest dreams of freedom. -- Provided by publisher
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As historian Edward 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. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery's end - and created a culture that sustains America's deepest dreams of freedom
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
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DLC
Dewey number
306.3/620973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.B337 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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slavery and the making of American capitalism
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The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism, Edward E. Baptist
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-486) and index
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text
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Contents
  • Seed : 1829-1837
  • Blood : 1836-1844
  • Backs : 1839-1850
  • Arms : 1850-1861
  • Afterword: The corpse : 1861-1937
  • Introduction:
  • The heart : 1937
  • Feet : 1783-1810
  • Heads : 1791-1815
  • Right hand : 1815-1819
  • Left hand : 1805-1861
  • Tongues : 1819-1824
  • Breath : 1824-1835
Control code
ocn881560332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780465044702
Lccn
2014012546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023995367
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881560332
Label
The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism, Edward E. Baptist
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-486) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seed : 1829-1837
  • Blood : 1836-1844
  • Backs : 1839-1850
  • Arms : 1850-1861
  • Afterword: The corpse : 1861-1937
  • Introduction:
  • The heart : 1937
  • Feet : 1783-1810
  • Heads : 1791-1815
  • Right hand : 1815-1819
  • Left hand : 1805-1861
  • Tongues : 1819-1824
  • Breath : 1824-1835
Control code
ocn881560332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780465044702
Lccn
2014012546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023995367
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881560332

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