The American Slave Coast

The American Slave Coast

A History of the Slave-breeding Industry

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"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 revealing new light"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago :, Lawrence Hill Books,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781613748206
Characteristics: xiv, 754 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sublette, Constance - Author


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Apr 21, 2016

Very informative. Very disturbing.

No other chapter of American History remains so heavily sanitized as the nation's slave economy. The Sublette's have made a major contribution to remediating this by describing in disturbing detail the manifold ways that America's pre-Civil War economy was not based on the gold or silver standards, but on the slave standard...

Jan 24, 2016

Tells a terrible story very well.

If you have any interest in history, you should read this book.

Whatever you thought you knew about the subject, you don't know how terrible the subject is.

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