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 The Michael Slate Show 
 Black History Special: The Hidden History of Slavery and Its Role in Building the American Empire 
 Weekly Program
 Edward Baptist (Author, The Half Has Never Been Told/ Professor of History, Cornell University) 
 Michael Slate  
 For non-profit use only.
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 We talk with Edward Baptist about The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. From intimate slave narratives & other sources, the book shows how the expansion of slavery drove the evolution & modernization of the US, making the South a cotton empire, and the US a global capitalist power. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in production from enslaved African Americans to give the US control of the world cotton market.
Michael Slate - Host and Producer
Henry Carson - Assistant Producer
Jeff Pryor - Production Assistant
Teddy Robinson - Engineer 
Broadcast ready with a one minute musical break at 28:47 and can accommodate local id if needed. If you use the show or simply check it out, write to us at with your comments, criticisms, suggestions and questions.  

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