The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism . By Edward E. Baptist. New York: Basic Books, 2014. Pp. xxvii, 498. $35.00, cloth.

  title={The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism . By Edward E. Baptist. New York: Basic Books, 2014. Pp. xxvii, 498. \$35.00, cloth.},
  author={John Edward Murray and Alan L. Olmstead and Trevon Logan and Jonathan B. Pritchett and Peter L. Rousseau},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  pages={919 - 931}
The notion of progress is as slippery in historiography as it is in human history. And yet in the eld of American slavery, a brief look at work of the Dunning school will con rm that the quality of historical analysis has shown progress. As early as midcentury we nd a classic with staying power: Kenneth Stampp’s Peculiar Institution (1956), perhaps the earliest scholarly book on the topic that can still be read with pleasure and learning and without embarrassment. Its appearance only just… 
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