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

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
Title
The half has never been told
Title remainder
slavery and the making of American capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Edward E. Baptist
Title variation
Slavery and the making of American capitalism
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Summary
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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Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
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10356211
Cataloging source
DLC
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Baptist, Edward E
Dewey number
306.3/620973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.B337 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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slavery and the making of American capitalism
Label
The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism, Edward E. Baptist
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Publication
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
The heart : 1937 -- Feet : 1783-1810 -- Heads : 1791-1815 -- Right hand : 1815-1819 -- Left hand : 1805-1861 -- Tongues : 1819-1824 -- Breath : 1824-1835 -- Seed : 1829-1837 -- Blood : 1836-1844 -- Backs : 1839-1850 -- Arms : 1850-1861 -- The corpse : 1861-1937
Control code
ocn881560332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780465002962
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014012546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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
Publication
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
The heart : 1937 -- Feet : 1783-1810 -- Heads : 1791-1815 -- Right hand : 1815-1819 -- Left hand : 1805-1861 -- Tongues : 1819-1824 -- Breath : 1824-1835 -- Seed : 1829-1837 -- Blood : 1836-1844 -- Backs : 1839-1850 -- Arms : 1850-1861 -- The corpse : 1861-1937
Control code
ocn881560332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780465002962
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014012546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881560332

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