Dr. Baptist to tackle slavery and racism
LORAS COLLEGE– Dr. Edward Baptist visited Loras College to speak about his new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.
Dr. Baptist is a history professor at the University of Cornell and his main courses are 1800s slavery. Baptist drew connections in his novel of american capitalism and slavery in the 1800s.
Baptist spoke on how slavery was a main contributor in the advancement and industrialization of the United States in the 17 and 1800 hundreds.
Dr. Baptist books has testimonies from slaves and plantation records of the treatment and life of a slave in the 1800s.
For more information on Dr. Baptist and his book, find him on Twitter @ed_baptist.