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The Ironic, Tragic History of the Louisiana Purchase That Your Teacher Never Told YouExcerpted from The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American
The Ironic, Tragic History of the Louisiana Purchase That Your Teacher Never Told You
Slate / Posted 25 days ago
Excerpted from The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E Baptist. Published by Basic Books. In 1800, French traveler Pierre-Louis Duvallon prophesized that New Orleans was “destined by nature to become... Read more

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