The history of slavery in the United States cannot be denied, as the wealth of Black (and White) individuals has been influenced by slavery. This book makes the point that slavery contributed to Blacks' lack of access to wealth and the inability to accumulate wealth that could be passed down from generation to generation. Complete with thoughts from philosophers who had a pulse on economics (e.g., Alexis de Tocqueville), the book explores the social distribution of financial gain and the ability of some to become wealty at the expense (pun intended) of others.
Granted, people are entitled to their opinions; this is not a book that should be read by individuals who do not believe that slavery has affected history... then again, perhaps reading this book might change a number of individuals' opinions about fairness in the economic sector?
I read this book originally for a class taught by one of the most phenomenal professors at New Mexico State University and then re-read the book for purposes of my dissertation and related interests. The book is not an 'easy read' but is worth the effort, as evidenced by one's mind being expanded in its understanding of at least one reason why racial tensions (arguably) still exist 250 years after slavery started in this country. See what you think....Continua