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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Keith Farrell||City AM
Pope Francis visited Seoul, South Korea last Saturday, where he urged wealthy nations to “hear the cry of the poor” and resist the “allure of materialism.” The condemnation of capitalism and inequality has been a common theme for Francis since his papacy began. 167 more words