‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 21, 2020: Gerald Horne on His New Book – ‘The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century’


1619 is still cited as the year that enslaved Africans first arrived in the United States. But a new epic book gives more evidence to the contrary. We spend the hour speaking with historian Gerald Horne about his new book, The Dawning Of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White supremacy, Settler Colonialism and Capitalism, in the Long Sixteenth Century.

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