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Summary Of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery

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In the Book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward Baptist gives historical accounts of slavery in the United States, arguing that the enslavement of African people brought to North America in the two centuries prior to the Civil War was not just a great moral failure of American society and in the south specifically, but was in fact the cornerstone for economic success throughout the United States in that century. For decades, slavery was central to the fortunes of generations of all white Americans in the north, south, east, and west; regardless of whether they directly owned the enslaved people or participated in the business of slavery directly. Baptist even suggests that even the very survival
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