JANUARY 24, 2017 | An award-winning author, Ibram X. Kendi interviewed Dr. Berry about her new book, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh. Read more to get a glimpse into how the book was conceived, the struggles of framing such a narrative, and Dr. Berry's thought process regarding the lifecycle of the enslaved. To see if Dr. Berry will be speaking about her book in a city near you, click here to see her calendar.


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The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave, in the Building of A Nation

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives — including from before birth to after death — in the American domestic slave trades. Read more...

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"A brilliant resurrection of the forgotten people who gave their lives to build our country. Rigorously researched and powerfully told, this book tallies the human price paid for the nation we now live in and restores these unrecognized Americans—their hopes, loves and disregarded dreams—to their rightful place in history. Searing, revelatory and vital to understanding our nation’s inequities."

author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration