Tuesday, March 4, 2014

12 Years A Slave and the shaping of American cuisine and capitalism

As anyone glued to American pop media knows, 12 Years A Slave won three Academy Awards this past Sunday.

What they may not know is the extent to which American slavery shaped the nation's cuisine...as well as the very fabric of 19th century American capitalism.

Or you can skip the movie and articles, and read the 12 Years A Slave author Solomon Northup's own words.

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