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Monday, September 7, 2015

Don't Miss this Book Event!

Book Event

 A reminder and more information about Stephen Chambers’ groundbreaking history, “No God But Gain”.

The Book Event is Tuesday September 8, at noon eastern time.

Here is the link to buy the book.

Reviewers have praised “No God But Gain”:
“Stephen Chambers’ engagingly written new book will grab readers with its narratives from the lives of New Englanders who traveled to Cuba to participate more directly in the exploitation of the half million enslaved Africans brought to the island after the US supposedly banned participation in the Atlantic slave trade and played a crucial role in an era of explosive American economic growth.”
—Edward E. Baptist, author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

“Attentive to intrigue, irony, and violence, this is a bold account that moves from Boston counting houses to Havana consular offices to the halls of Congress, tracing the global circulation of capital, commodities, and slaves that fueled the development of American empire in the early Republic. No God But Gain is full of provocative arguments—not least that liberal trade policy went hand-in-hand with human bondage, and that the Monroe Doctrine was designed to protect the illegal slave trade.″
—Amy Stanley, author of From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation 
 

Radio Interview
Stephen Chambers will be interviewed on the Program, “Tell Me Everything” on Sirius radio, channel 121, on September 9 at 3 PM.


Friday, September 4, 2015

“No God But Gain” Book Event

If you are looking for a book worth your time and money check out “No God But Gain” by Stephen M. Chambers. It has been called "groundbreaking" and "bold", "elegant" and "engagingly written" (by critics, not just by me).

Please consider buying it at Noon eastern time on Tuesday September 8, the day it is released. 


See also this interesting op-ed by Stephen Chambers about Cuba and learning from the past.
This won't be the first time Cuba has a chance to start something from scratch
TIME.COM



Full disclosure: Stephen Chambers attended the University of Chicago and received a Ph.D. in history from Brown University.  He is the author of No God But Gain: The Untold Story of Cuban Slavery, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Making of the United States (Verso Books, September 2015). Stephen Chambers also is my son.

- See more at: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/160207#sthash.YghS3TRI.dpuf