In the News: Slavery in Maryland, Islam, my new book Becoming

Hey EVERYONE! We had one heck of a week last week with Ben’s funeral in NYC on Tuesday. Suffice it to say, Ben had a wonderful send-off and is safely on the other side knowing he was loved and appreciated by many many people. Here is a press release about my new book:  Becoming hits […]

In The News: Slavery

The Economist’s review of Edward Baptist’s book on slavery and capitalism sparks a firestorm – and a retraction The Economist’s review of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Edward Baptist, along with the magazine’s retraction: http://www.economist.com/news/books/21615864-how-slaves-built-american-capitalism-blood-cotton And some reaction: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/09/economist-denounces-one-sided-slavery-account.html And a review from the Los Angeles […]

let us join forces to make our world slavery-free

UN Secretary-General’s Message for 2013 This year’s International Day for the Abolition of Slavery comes as the international community is intensifying efforts to eradicate poverty and forge a post-2015 development agenda.  In pursuing these goals, it is vital that we give special consideration to ending modern-day slavery and servitude which affects the poorest, most socially […]