The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Posted by Edward E. Baptist, Powells Blog Filed under: Original Essays. My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new kind of slavery that emerged in the young United States right after it achieved its independence […]

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 […]