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American Capitalism Is Brutal. You Can Trace That to the Plantation

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Women and children in a cotton field in the 1860s. J.'‰H. Aylsworth, via the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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The 1619 Project is a major initiative observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.  Read all the stories.
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