- Sep 10 2020
- 8:30 am - 9:30 am
NYT 1619 Podcast, Episode 2
This week’s NYT 1619 podcast episode: “The Economy that Slavery Built” (Total time length: 31:51)
The cotton plantation was America’s first big business, and the institution of slavery turned the poor, fledgling nation into a financial powerhouse. Built into this system, which formed the foundation of American capitalism, was violence. Released on Aug. 30, 2019.
“1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery. Listen to the episodes below, or read the transcripts by clicking the icon to the right of the play bar. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/1619podcast.