The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Released! 10/25/2016
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
by Edward E. Baptist
Paperback

A groundbreaking history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves


Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of American Historians

Winner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize

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 r... read more