If anything, the slave trade functioned largely to heighten inequality
Former slaves who worked for wages still had to buy food from the plantation shop: they were trapped
If the Empire was a system of exploitation, it was a very inept one
Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War by Vincent Brown reviewed
The effect on indigenous English society was enduring devastation
Honor, not victimhood
Did he really only discover his family history in 2017?
Capitalism in America and These Truths reviewed
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan reviewed
The second novel from Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers contains lots of gore, and the sort of casual violence that can be just as disturbing.