The American Slave Coast

  • by Ned Sublette, Constance Sublette
  • Narrated by Robin Eller
  • 30 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of "breeding women" essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves' children, and their children's children, were human savings accounts that were the basis of money and credit. This was so deeply embedded in the economy of the slave states that it could be decommissioned only by emancipation, achieved through the bloodiest war in the history of the United States.
The American Slave Coast is an alternative history of the United States that presents the slavery business, as well as familiar historical figures and events, in a revealing new light.


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Customer Reviews

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Incredibly Eye Opening

While the narration is poor, the contents of this book clearly delineate a timeline for each country, territory, and state's involvement in the barbarism of the trade. Additionally, it demonstrates an alternative view to the founding fathers of this country. Eyes open wide!
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- Mercedes

An important book

The information in this book provides the "why" behind so many of America's historical events. Absolutely well written.

The narrator, however, displays so little emotion, that a friend asked if it was being read by Siri. This and the narrator's constant mispronunciation of words took away from the writing itself.
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- Carter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio