5 Things About Slavery You Probably Didn’t Learn In Social Studies | Edward Baptist’s “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism”

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Baptist positions his book in opposition to textbooks that present slavery like a distant aberration of American history, cramming 250 years into a few chapters in a way “that cuts the beating heart out of the story.” To counter that image of history, Baptist devotes much of the book to depicting the lived experience of enslavement in a way that’s vivid and immediate.slaves

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