Unpaid labor books & resources

Since the 1960s very smart people that study and write history have written a lot of new information. History is what has already happened. They have begun to write more and more about the story of Unpaid Labor and the Unpaid Labor System. What they have written has been about the role of Black people in America's success in the world. In his introduction to The Missouri Compromise...Robert Pierce Forbes states "Evidently, a narrative that negates all traces of a matter as massive as slavery must inevitably distort the rest of the story as well." If you don’t understand this it means the American history story is messed up. Today the research says that without Unpaid Labor there would be no country. It says that the country that is would not be the most successful nation in modern history.

Learn more about Unpaid Labor through these informative resources:

  1. Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Sparked the American Revolution – Alfred Blumrosen

  2. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World – David Brion Davis

  3. Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South – Kenneth M. Stampp

  4. Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery – Anne Farrow

  5. Washington: The Making Of The American Capital – Fergus Bordewich

  6. Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits and the Struggle for the Constitution – Lawrence Goldstone

  7. Abolitionist Politics and the Coming of the Civil War – James Brewer Stewart

  8. Alienable Rights – Barry Sanders

  9. Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W. Loewen

  10. How the States Got Their Shapes – Mark Stein

  11. American Slavery, American Freedom – Edmund S. Morgan

  12. In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863 – Edward L. Ayers

  13. A People's History of the United States – Howard Zinn

  14. Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings – Abraham Lincoln

  15. The Fiery Trial – Eric Foner

  16. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory – David W. Blight

  17. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America – Allen C. Guelzo

  18. Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic – Matthew Mason

  19. The Slave's Cause – Manisha Sinha

  20. Class Conflict, Slavery, and the United States Constitution – Staughton Lynd

  21. Slavery's Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification – David Waldstreicher

  22. From Slavery to Freedom – John Hope Franklin

  23. Slavery in the New World – Laura Foner

  24. Calculating the Value of the Union: Slavery, Property Rights, and the Economic Origins of the Civil War – James L. Huston

  25. The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution – David O. Stewart

  26. River of Dark Dreams – Walter Johnson

  27. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism – Edward E. Baptist

  28. Slavery and the Making of America – James Oliver Horton

  29. The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America – Robert Pierce Forbes

  30. Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities – Craig Steven Wilder

  31. Empire of Cotton: A Global History – Sven Beckert

  32. Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 – James Oakes

  33. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family – Annette Gordon-Reed

  34. Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860 – Joanne Pope Melish

  35. "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination – Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf

  36. From Property to Person: Slavery and the Confiscation Acts, 1861--1862 – Silvana Siddali