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The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism

Author: Edward E Baptist
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward E Baptist
ISBN: 0465049664 9780465049660 9780465002962 046500296X
OCLC Number: 967650606
Description: xxix, 522 s. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Heart, 1937 1. Feet 1783-1810 2. Heads 1791-1815 3. Right Hand 1815-1819 4. Left Hand 1805-1861 5. Tongues 1819-1824 6. Breath 1824-1835 7. Seed 1829-1837 8. Blood 1836-1844 9. Backs 1839-1850 10. Arms 1850-1861 11. Afterword: The Corpse 1861-1937 Acknowledgments Abbreviations Notes Index
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