Jonathan Wilson at the Junto has reviewed a new book from Basic Book written by Edward E. Baptist and entitled The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. Baptist's book attempts to tell the story about slavery's place in American capitalism. Wilson describes how Baptist uses oral histories to tell an "evocative history" of slavey and capitalism. Baptist even describes how slaves were commodified by British banks as bonds. Wilson describes a fascinating book that will may also be a potential magnet for controversy.
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It’s Labor Day and time to reflect on San Francisco’s place in the country’s early and ongoing labor movement, which all of us today benefit from. 152 more words
Today is Labor Day, which doesn’t have any particular significance in terms of Middle East history but is obviously an important day to reflect on the history of labor and the labor movement in shaping our society. 289 more words