Stories by Edward Baptist

Edward E. Baptist is an associate professor of history at Cornell University. Author of the award-winning Creating an Old South, he grew up in Durham, North Carolina. He lives in Ithaca, New York.  subscribe to Edward Baptist's feed

Posted on: Nov 1, 2016, Source: Basic Books

Stories about U.S. industrialization emphasize white immigrants and clever inventors, but they leave out cotton fields and slave labor.