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Book Introduction: “The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry”

When Oct 15, 2015
from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM
Where 216 Willard Building
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Ned Sublette 

Author, The American Slave Coast

 

The American Slave Coast Book Cover

 A wide-ranging, powerful, alternative vision of the history of the United States and how the slave-breeding industry shaped it The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of "breeding women" essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves' children, and their children's children, were human savings accounts that were the basis of money and credit. This was so deeply embedded in the economy of the slave states that it could only be decommissioned by Emancipation, achieved through the bloodiest war in the history of the United States. The American Slave Coast is an alternative history of the United States that presents the slavery business, as well as familiar historical figures and events, in a revealiNed Subletteng new light.

 



Ned Sublette is the author of The American Slave Coast, The World That Made New Orleans, Cuba and Its Music, and The Year Before the Flood. Cofounder of the record label Qbadisc, he coproduced the public radio program Afropop Worldwide for seven years.

 

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