Blurt!Commonplace Book

“In [Edward Baptist’s] 2014 book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism … he rejects ‘plantations’ (a term pregnant with false memory and romantic myths) in favor of ‘labor camps’; instead of ‘slave-owners’ (which seems to legitimate and rationalize the ownership of human beings), he uses ‘enslavers.’ Small changes with big implications.” (Michael Todd Landis, “These Are Words Scholars Should No Longer Use to Describe Slavery and the Civil War”)

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8:33:37pm PDT