Monday, February 16, 2015

Revolution Books announces a series of events in celebration of 
 BLACK HISTORY MONTH
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7 PMTHE HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD: SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM 
Salon: Join an informal discussion of this important new book by Edward E. Baptist. We will listen to a recent interview with the author that aired on The Michael Slate Show and talk about some key themes:
  • The untold story of the personal narratives of formerly enslaved people collected in interviews during the 1930s
  • The expansion of the U.S. slave system over 2 centuries as capitalism was consolidated
  • How the profits from American slavery were reaped by capitalists world-wide  
This history underscores the statement by Bob Avakian: 
"There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. That is a simple and basic truth."

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