The Half Has Never Been Told

The Half Has Never Been Told
Author: Edward E. Baptist
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0465097685
ISBN 13: 9780465097685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Half Has Never Been Told Book Review:

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

The Half Has Never Been Told

The Half Has Never Been Told
Author: Edward E. Baptist
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0465097685
ISBN 13: 9780465097685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Half Has Never Been Told Book Review:

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
Author: Edward E. Baptist
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2003-04-03
ISBN 10: 0807860034
ISBN 13: 9780807860038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating an Old South Book Review:

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 That s Never Been Told

The Half That s Never Been Told
Author: Doctor Dread
Publsiher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 1617752908
ISBN 13: 9781617752902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Half That s Never Been Told Book Review:

A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world.

American Capitalism

American Capitalism
Author: Edward E. Baptist,Louis Hyman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 1501171305
ISBN 13: 9781501171307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Capitalism Book Review:

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.

Stokely

Stokely
Author: Peniel E. Joseph,E Joseph
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 0465080480
ISBN 13: 9780465080489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stokely Book Review:

Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for "Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. A firebrand who straddled both the American civil rights and Black Power movements, Carmichael would stand for the rest of his life at the center of the storm he had unleashed that night. In Stokely, preeminent civil rights scholar Peniel E. Joseph presents a groundbreaking biography of Carmichael, using his life as a prism through which to view the transformative African American freedom struggles of the twentieth century. During the heroic early years of the civil rights movement, Carmichael and other civil rights activists advocated nonviolent measures, leading sit-ins, demonstrations, and voter registration efforts in the South that culminated with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Still, Carmichael chafed at the slow progress of the civil rights movement and responded with Black Power, a movement that urged blacks to turn the rhetoric of freedom into a reality through whatever means necessary. Marked by the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., a wave of urban race riots, and the rise of the anti-war movement, the late 1960s heralded a dramatic shift in the tone of civil rights. Carmichael became the revolutionary icon for this new racial and political landscape, helping to organize the original Black Panther Party in Alabama and joining the iconic Black Panther Party for Self Defense that would galvanize frustrated African Americans and ignite a backlash among white Americans and the mainstream media. Yet at the age of twenty-seven, Carmichael made the abrupt decision to leave the United States, embracing a pan-African ideology and adopting the name of Kwame Ture, a move that baffled his supporters and made him something of an enigma until his death in 1998. A nuanced and authoritative portrait, Stokely captures the life of the man whose uncompromising vision defined political radicalism and provoked a national reckoning on race and democracy.

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author: SuperSummary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN 10: 9781729495209
ISBN 13: 1729495206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Book Review:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 61-page guide for "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Edward E. Baptist includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 10 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like New Slavery and Slavery as Modern and Modernizing.

Capitalism and Slavery

Capitalism and Slavery
Author: Eric Williams
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN 10: 1329560086
ISBN 13: 9781329560086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capitalism and Slavery Book Review:

The present study is an attempt to place in historical perspective the relationship between early capitalism as exemplified by Great Britain, and the Negro slave trade, Negro slavery and the general colonial trade of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is strictly an economic study of the role of Negro slavery and the slave trade in providing the capital which financed the Industrial Revolution in England and of mature industrial capitalism in destroying the slave system.

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

The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism  1815 1860
Author: Jack Lawrence Schermerhorn,Calvin Schermerhorn
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300192002
ISBN 13: 9780300192001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism 1815 1860 Book Review:

"Focuses on networks of people, information, conveyances, and other resources and technologies that moved slave-based products from suppliers to buyers and users." (page 3) The book examines the credit and financial systems that grew up around trade in slaves and products made by slaves.

The Half Has Not Been Told

The Half Has Not Been Told
Author: Patricia Betts-Tyus
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2011-12
ISBN 10: 1456701576
ISBN 13: 9781456701574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Half Has Not Been Told Book Review:

Often, there are many things that goes untold about raising a special needs children. Feelings are not expressed or explained. Stories are kept to a silent, "hush." The family members live day in and out with stories that never makes the news, never makes the newspapers, or a topic of general conversation. The stories, as many as there are, have not been told. Some of the stories are of embarrassment, some of laughter, some of tears, and some of struggles. Many of them are of joys, strengths, and victories. Many of them should be told. In The Half has not Been Told-Memoirs of my Destiny, Patricia Betts Tyus captures stories of things that has occurred over the years in the life of her daughter, Destini, diagnosed as special needs at the age of two years old. She shares the emotions that a mother experiences when she finds out that the child she sees as prefect is being labeled with titles that would alter the perception of anyone that hears them. The author shares stories of the hard and continuous work that goes into overcoming challenges and all the joy of reward that is on the other side of getting through the challenge. The author shares emotional and enlightening moments to help redefines the stereotypical thoughts that people have of special needs children. She challenges those who work with special needs individual to think outside of the box to design ways of doing things so that special needs individuals can have great success stories. The author shares the half of the stories that have never been told.

Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba
Author: Mattie M. Hon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 9781631225284
ISBN 13: 1631225286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen of Sheba Book Review:

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.

Understanding Socialism

Understanding Socialism
Author: Richard D Wolff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-12-02
ISBN 10: 9780578227344
ISBN 13: 0578227347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Socialism Book Review:

A blend of history, analysis, and theory, ""Understanding Socialism"" is an honest and approachable text that knocks down false narratives, confronts failures and challenges of various socialist experiments throughout history, and offers a path to a new socialism based on workplace democracy. ""Richard Wolff's book is the best accessible and reliable treatment we have of what socialism is, was, and should be." - Cornel West "In the same accessible style that has made his programs and lectures such a hit, he explains his subject in a way that's not only smart, but makes the rest of us feel smart. It's actionable intelligence for the every person." - Laura Flanders "Lucid, brilliant and uncompromising in his dissection of the capitalist system he also provides a sane and just socialist alternative to capitalist exploitation, one we must all fight to achieve." - Chris Hedges

They Were Her Property

They Were Her Property
Author: Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 0300245106
ISBN 13: 9780300245103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Were Her Property Book Review:

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History“Compelling.”—Renee Graham, Boston Globe“Stunning.”—Rebecca Onion, Slate“Makes a vital contribution to our understanding of our past and present.”—Parul Sehgal, New York Times Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave‑owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South’s slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave‑owning men. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave‑owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America.

Accounting for Slavery

Accounting for Slavery
Author: Caitlin Rosenthal
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN 10: 0674241657
ISBN 13: 9780674241657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accounting for Slavery Book Review:

Caitlin Rosenthal explores quantitative management practices on West Indian and Southern plantations, showing how planter-capitalists built sophisticated organizations and used complex accounting tools. By demonstrating that business innovation can be a byproduct of bondage Rosenthal further erodes the false boundary between capitalism and slavery.

Slavery s Capitalism

Slavery s Capitalism
Author: Sven Beckert,Seth Rockman
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN 10: 0812293096
ISBN 13: 9780812293098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slavery s Capitalism Book Review:

During the nineteenth century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War. According to editors Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, the issue is not whether slavery itself was or was not capitalist but, rather, the impossibility of understanding the nation's spectacular pattern of economic development without situating slavery front and center. American capitalism—renowned for its celebration of market competition, private property, and the self-made man—has its origins in an American slavery predicated on the abhorrent notion that human beings could be legally owned and compelled to work under force of violence. Drawing on the expertise of sixteen scholars who are at the forefront of rewriting the history of American economic development, Slavery's Capitalism identifies slavery as the primary force driving key innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, management, and political economy that are too often attributed to the so-called free market. Approaching the study of slavery as the originating catalyst for the Industrial Revolution and modern capitalism casts new light on American credit markets, practices of offshore investment, and understandings of human capital. Rather than seeing slavery as outside the institutional structures of capitalism, the essayists recover slavery's importance to the American economic past and prompt enduring questions about the relationship of market freedom to human freedom. Contributors: Edward E. Baptist, Sven Beckert, Daina Ramey Berry, Kathryn Boodry, Alfred L. Brophy, Stephen Chambers, Eric Kimball, John Majewski, Bonnie Martin, Seth Rockman, Daniel B. Rood, Caitlin Rosenthal, Joshua D. Rothman, Calvin Schermerhorn, Andrew Shankman, Craig Steven Wilder.

American Slave Coast

American Slave Coast
Author: Ned Sublette,Constance Sublette
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 161374823X
ISBN 13: 9781613748237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Slave Coast Book Review:

A wide-ranging, powerful, alternative vision of the history of the United States and how the slave-breeding industry shaped it The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of "breeding women" essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves' children, and their children's children, were human savings accounts that were the basis of money and credit. This was so deeply embedded in the economy of the slave states that it could only be decommissioned by Emancipation, achieved through the bloodiest war in the history of the United States. The American Slave Coast is an alternative history of the United States that presents the slavery business, as well as familiar historical figures and events, in a revealing new light.

Slaves in the Family

Slaves in the Family
Author: Edward Ball
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 146689749X
ISBN 13: 9781466897496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaves in the Family Book Review:

Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new preface by the author The Ball family hails from South Carolina—Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations were among the oldest and longest-standing plantations in the South. Between 1698 and 1865, close to four thousand black people were born into slavery under the Balls or were bought by them. In Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball recounts his efforts to track down and meet the descendants of his family's slaves. Part historical narrative, part oral history, part personal story of investigation and catharsis, Slaves in the Family is, in the words of Pat Conroy, "a work of breathtaking generosity and courage, a magnificent study of the complexity and strangeness and beauty of the word ‘family.'"

The Half Not Told

The Half Not Told
Author: Preston Filbert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004554869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Half Not Told Book Review:

A fascinating portrait of Civil War -- era St. Joseph, Missouri -- a town torn between its ideological ties to the South and its promising trade ties with the North.

Empire of Cotton

Empire of Cotton
Author: Sven Beckert
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 0375713964
ISBN 13: 9780375713965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Cotton Book Review:

"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in 1780, these men created a potent innovation (Beckert calls it war capitalism, capitalism based on unrestrained actions of private individuals; the domination of masters over slaves, of colonial capitalists over indigenous inhabitants), and crucially affected the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia. We see how this thing called war capitalism shaped the rise of cotton, and then was used as a lever to transform the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners. In this as in so many other ways, Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the modern world. The result is a book as unsettling and disturbing as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

New Studies in the History of American Slavery

New Studies in the History of American Slavery
Author: Edward E. Baptist,Stephanie M. H. Camp
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780820326948
ISBN 13: 0820326941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Studies in the History of American Slavery Book Review:

These essays, by some of the most prominent young historians writing about slavery, fill gaps in our understanding of such subjects as enslaved women, the Atlantic and internal slave trades, the relationships between Indians and enslaved people, and enslavement in Latin America. Inventive and stimulating, the essays model the blending of methods and styles that characterizes the new cultural history of slavery’s social, political, and economic systems. Several common themes emerge from the volume, among them the correlation between race and identity; the meanings contained in family and community relationships, gender, and life’s commonplaces; and the literary and legal representations that legitimated and codified enslavement and difference. Such themes signal methodological and pedagogical shifts in the field away from master/slave or white/black race relations models toward perspectives that give us deeper access to the mental universe of slavery. Topics of the essays range widely, including European ideas about the reproductive capacities of African women and the process of making race in the Atlantic world, the contradictions of the assimilation of enslaved African American runaways into Creek communities, the consequences and meanings of death to Jamaican slaves and slave owners, and the tensions between midwifery as a black cultural and spiritual institution and slave midwives as health workers in a plantation economy. Opening our eyes to the personal, the contentious, and even the intimate, these essays call for a history in which both enslaved and enslavers acted in a vast human drama of bondage and freedom, salvation and damnation, wealth and exploitation.