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

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Informationen zum Autor Edward E. Baptist is an associate professor of history at Cornell University. Author of the award-winning Creating an Old South, he lives in Ithaca, New York. Klappentext Trade paperback. Slavery and the making of American capitalism. This book reveals how that the important economic innovations from America were found from ways to make slavery more profitable. "In this assiduously researched and tightly argued volume, Baptist gives us what is by far the finest account of the deep interplay of the slave trade (especially within the nation's borders) and the development of the U.S. economy."-Bloomberg View, Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2014 Zusammenfassung 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 Prize Bloomberg View Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2014 Daily Beast Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

Product details

Authors Edward Baptist, Edward E Baptist, Edward E. Baptist
Publisher Basic Books Inc.
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.12.2015
EAN 9780465049660
ISBN 978-0-465-04966-0
No. of pages 560
Dimensions 155 mm x 233 mm x 35 mm
Subjects Non-fiction book

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History, HISTORY / Social History, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery, HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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