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One of the things you are able to do is write book reviews (it is a lot more interesting of a site than it sounds; check it out you won’t be sorry 😀 ) and not long ago, I wrote my most recent review regarding a book called Slave Labor in the Capitol. Thankfully this POS was on Kindle Unlimited because I was expecting knowledge, raw knowledge like I have come accustom to in other pieces of literature on this topic (in fact, I will suggest two of my favorites after the review; please feel free to leave related book suggestions in the comments!)
The reason I have decided to make my “come back” with a book review is because of all the books I’ve reviewed, I’ve never had one be made ‘private’- I didn’t even know this to be possible. But, this review was private “somehow” and so to ensure it doesn’t get, “lost”, so to speak, I thought I’d repost it here.
Please be warned I may call this a book review, but upon adding it to this page and looking over it, I realize it is more of a book rant; still, I figure people will get the idea of what this book really is.
|Slave Labor in the Capital: Building Washington’s Iconic Federal Landmarks (Kindle Edition)|
|I began reading this book with hope of enlightenment on the truth of what happened during this horrific time. The author seemed to be fair enough by opening his book with quotes from eye witnesses, but the deeper in you venture it becomes clear as crystal what his true goal was.|
I have suggested two highly respectable books on the history of Black men who were both forced and the few hired on Twitter (account @lady_makaveli71) but this book I wouldn’t recommend to anyone who can’t tell truth from fiction.
Much to my disappointment, however, I quickly saw this book was written to tell a sugar coated version of what slaves and hired Black men had to endure, he goes out of his way to go defy what every other source I’ve read or seen states by trying to convince the reader Blacks may have been treated differently than whites….but not THAT bad. It’s written so white people can look back and say ‘it was bad but we were not THAT bad!’
It’s almost a spit in the face, with the above being noted, because the truth is of course right in front of the authors face. Instead of telling it as it is, 100%, he drizzles or saturates key things with sugar to an extent that makes them vanish, as if they were never there in the first place… Probably because he never did write the full truths. He was too busy comparing how decent living conditions were……..
This book left me sick at my stomach. Only white people who can’t bare reality and true history would read and applaud this book.
Another opportunity to be careful of the sources u read from. The former book I quoted from was written to make whites not “feel so guilty” – the two books below are excellent books&resources to start if interested in #BlackHistory pic.twitter.com/6kArjqSLe8— Miss Kamaat Makaveli (@Lady_Makaveli71) August 16, 2021