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By Jacqueline Jones

In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed considered one of 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 dermis and the commercial 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 american citizens to bare how the idea that of race has obscured the criteria that actually divide and unite us.

Expansive, visionary, and provocative, A Dreadful Deceit explodes the pernicious fiction that has formed American heritage.

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