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  • The Counter-Revolution of 1776

  • Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America
  • By: Gerald Horne
  • Narrated by: Larry Herron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then living in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne shows that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A revelation, a paradigm shift and a new view

  • By Diana Black Kennedy on 03-28-18

more of the truth behind what you think you know

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Reviewed: 05-12-18

to truly understand you must see form different angles and different depths...get ready to learn

  • The New Jim Crow

  • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • By: Michelle Alexander
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,714
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,992
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,965

In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An essential read. A horrifying reality.

  • By Jeremy on 04-28-12

the foundation

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Reviewed: 03-09-18

if you want to understand how we got to where we are, then you have to understand how the road was built

  • The Half Has Never Been Told

  • Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
  • By: Edward E. Baptist
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Edward E. Baptist reveals the alarming extent to which slavery shaped our country politically, morally, and most of all, economically. Until the Civil War, our chief form of innovation was slavery. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from their slaves, giving the country a virtual monopoly on the production of cotton, a key raw material of the Industrial Revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most definitive history of American slavery;

  • By Robert Fullerton on 01-04-15

blueprint of this country's growth

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Reviewed: 02-11-17

powerful, clearly and deeply informative if you want to understand the forces that shaped this country and its foundation on which the presents sits this book is a must-read