The establishment of slavery turned a poor, fledgling nation right into a monetary powerhouse, and the cotton plantation was America’s first large enterprise. Behind the system, and constructed into it, was the whip. On at present’s episode: Matthew Desmond, a contributing author for The New York Instances Journal and the writer of “Evicted,” and Jesmyn Ward, the writer of “Sing, Unburied, Sing.”
“1619” is a New York Instances audio sequence hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You could find extra details about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.
This episode contains scenes of graphic violence.