By Jacqueline Jones
In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed one among his slaves, an Angolan guy named Antonio who refused to paintings the fields. Over 3 centuries later, a Detroit exertions organizer named Simon Owens watched as strikebreakers wielding bats and lead pipes beat his fellow autoworkers for protesting their inhumane operating stipulations. Antonio and Owens had not anything in universal however the colour in their pores and skin and the industrial injustices they battled—yet the previous is what defines them in America’s realization. In A Dreadful Deceit, award-winning historian Jacqueline Jones lines the lives of those males and 4 different African americans to bare how the concept that of race has obscured the criteria that really divide and unite us.
Expansive, visionary, and provocative, A Dreadful Deceit explodes the pernicious fiction that has formed American heritage.
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