How America was built on slavery: Those roots can still be felt today

How America was built on slavery: Those roots can still be felt today

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American capitalism was built on the backs of slaves and the slave economy — and not just in the South. Some of these practices are still with us.

Historian Calvin Schermerhorn explains how slavery built America without returning virtually any of the gains to the enslaved people — or their descendants. He also describes how racial inequality is part of our national DNA and why it persists.

Schermerhorn is a professor of history in ASU’s School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious ... Más informaciones

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