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Before cotton, sugar established American reliance on slave labor

Before cotton, sugar established American reliance on slave labor

Update: 2019-08-22
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It has been 400 years since the first African slaves arrived in what is now the U.S. In observance, The New York Times' 1619 Project spotlights lesser-known parts of American history related to slavery. Harvard University's Khalil Gibran Muhammad has analyzed how American sugar production cemented slavery within the U.S. economy -- and how its legacy endures. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
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Before cotton, sugar established American reliance on slave labor

Before cotton, sugar established American reliance on slave labor

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