The Half Has Never Been Told
  • Release Date : 25 October 2016
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 560 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780465097685
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Download or read book entitled The Half Has Never Been Told by author: Edward E Baptist which was release on 25 October 2016 and published by Basic Books with total page 560 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of American Historians Winner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize A groundbreaking history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves 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.