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In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.



episode 340: Slavery and its legacy

Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss the 1619 project and its critics

Related reading:
“The 1619 Project” New York Times Magazine

“Henry Clay, Edward Baptist, and the Whipping Machine” by Bradley A. Hansen

“Cotton, Slavery, and the New History of Capitalism” by Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode

“Capitalism and Slavery” by John J. Clegg, New York University

“Slavery and Anglo-American capitalism revisited” by Gavin Wright, Stanford University

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 20 August 2019  55m