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Join Ms. E when she interviews Ms. Valerie Lambert, Founder & Director of Women Inspiring Girls to Grow, Inc.
WIGG, Inc. is a non-profit mentoring agency whose mission is to help at risk, middle and high school girls obtain a college degree through mentorship, life skills training and professional development.
WIGG's pledge is:
"To be the conduit that helps transform young women's dreams into reality"
Join Stephanie as she interviews Author E LR Jones about her books and her writing career. She will be the inaugural author on the Stephanie's Book Reports BlogTalk Radio channel. E LR Jones is the author of The Norton Sisters Series; Live in "E" Motion; Can I do your hair?; Touched by a god Series; The Discovery of Me; and several more. Tune in to hear how E got her writing career started and where she's going from here.
Find her on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1B8uEJ6
Show Date: December 17, 2014
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Historian Edward E. Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus the United States seized control of the world market for cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial Revolution, and became a wealthy nation with global influence.
Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery’s end—and created a culture that sustains America’s deepest dreams of freedom.
Edward E. Baptist is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and House Professor and Dean at the Carl Becker House at Cornell University.
Clinical Psychologist and Author Dr. E. Douglass Brown is our special guest speaker with his topic - Addictions and Relationships. This is his discussion summary statement: A person’s movement, so to speak towards any goal occurs in the framework of relationships. You cannot give your fullest to two competing relationships. The most important relationship is the one you have with the Creator. A person’s addiction, craving for, or preoccupation with anyone or anything is a recipe for disaster, be it sudden or delayed. Your True Self cannot serve two masters. It takes two in order to form a relationship. A human addiction is comprised of two elements - an ego and what the ego craves or insists on trying to get or achieve.
FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
THE FUTURE READY PLEDGE, EQUITY AND E-RATE
Ed Tech Office Director Richard Culatta returns to our show with more information on these initiatives.