The Half Has Never Been Told

The Half Has Never Been Told

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Author : Edward E. Baptist
  • ISBN-10 : 9780465097685
  • Release : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: History
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  • Price : FREE
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A groundbreaking, must-read 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 prizewinning 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. Bloomberg View Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2014 Daily Beast Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of American HistoriansWinner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize

Creating an Old South

Creating an Old South

  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Author : Edward E. Baptist
  • ISBN-10 : 9780807860038
  • Release : 2003-04-03
  • Genre: History
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Set on the antebellum southern frontier, this book uses the history of two counties in Florida's panhandle to tell the story of the migrations, disruptions, and settlements that made the plantation South. Soon after the United States acquired Florida from Spain in 1821, migrants from older southern states began settling the land that became Jackson and Leon Counties. Slaves, torn from family and community, were forced to carve plantations from the woods of Middle Florida, while planters and less wealthy white men battled over the social, political, and economic institutions of their new society. Conflict between white men became full-scale crisis in the 1840s, but when sectional conflict seemed to threaten slavery, the whites of Middle Florida found common ground. In politics and everyday encounters, they enshrined the ideal of white male equality--and black inequality. To mask their painful memories of crisis, the planter elite told themselves that their society had been transplanted from older states without conflict. But this myth of an "Old," changeless South only papered over the struggles that transformed slave society in the course of its expansion. In fact, that myth continues to shroud from our view the plantation frontier, the very engine of conflict that had led to the myth's creation.

The Half Have Never Been Told

The Half Have Never Been Told

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Author : Jolomark Retunah
  • ISBN-10 : 9781481711784
  • Release : 2013-02-13
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Over the years people have wondered about the importance of a name. This book illustrates in many examples that your name is the primary controlling factor of your destiny. We show how you can control your destiny to a desired goal by your name. With that as a premise, we show how names in the Bible and throughout American history have shaped our current course. Through our names, starting with the first President of the USA to the current President, there was a plan for America. This plan included every dominating facet, of American living. One will find the conclusion of this plan shaped by our name, amazing.

American Capitalism

American Capitalism

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Edward E. Baptist
  • ISBN-10 : 9781501171307
  • Release : 2017-05-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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From Cornell University Professors Louis Hyman and Edward E. Baptist, a collection of the most relevant readings on the history of capitalism in America, created to accompany their EdX course "American Capitalism: A Reader." To understand the past and especially our own times, arguably no story is as essential to get right as the history of capitalism. Nearly all of our theories about promoting progress come from how we interpret the economic changes of the last 500 years. This past decade's crises continue to remind us just how much capitalism changes, even as basic features like wage labor, financial markets, private property, and entrepreneurs endure. While capitalism has a global history, the United States plays a special role in that story. "American Capitalism: A Reader" will help you to understand how the United States became the world's leading economic power, while revealing essential lessons about what has been and what will be possible in capitalism's ongoing revolution. Combining a wealth of essential readings, introductions by Professors Baptist and Hyman, and questions to help guide readers through the materials and broader subject, this course reader will prepare students to think critically about the history of capitalism in America.

The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism  1815 1860

The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism 1815 1860

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Author : Jack Lawrence Schermerhorn
  • ISBN-10 : 9780300192001
  • Release : 2015-01-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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Calvin Schermerhorn's provocative study views the development of modern American capitalism through the window of the nineteenth-century interstate slave trade. This eye-opening history follows money and ships as well as enslaved human beings to demonstrate how slavery was a national business supported by far-flung monetary and credit systems reaching across the Atlantic Ocean. The author details the anatomy of slave supply chains and the chains of credit and commodities that intersected with them in virtually every corner of the pre–Civil War United States, and explores how an institution that destroyed lives and families contributed greatly to the growth of the expanding republic's capitalist economy.

The Half That s Never Been Told

The Half That s Never Been Told

  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Author : Doctor Dread
  • ISBN-10 : 9781617752902
  • Release : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world.

Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba

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  • Author : Mattie M. Hon
  • ISBN-10 : 1631225286
  • Release : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
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The peace of the mystical dream that abruptly broke the cycle of terror remained with the Queen. She certainly did not understand what had happened. What was behind such power, such kindness, such redemptive aid? She considered the amazing moment of peace she enjoyed. She wanted to know who or what was behind the unusual encounter. To live the rest of her life with the companionship of tranquility and hope would be beyond imagination, she thought to herself. Whoever could be privileged to live in such a way? This historical novel will take your heart by storm as you experience the trials, triumphs, and poignant love story of the extraordinary Queen who dared to search for truth. The transformational journey found in Queen of Sheba reveals the metamorphosis of the monarch of a powerful and affluent country into a revolutionary ruler who impacted history. Her pilgrimage will fascinate and inspire you as it has people of many nations for thousands of years. Join the Queen on her quest, and you may never be the same.