Brutality and Avarice

Brutality & Avarice

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The items in this section have been selected to show the early roots of capitalist greed in the Atlantic World. The items not only highlight that slavery was seen as an everyday business in its accounting practices and uses of brutality to keep enslaved people in their places, but also gives a sense of the racist philosophies that maintained and even used portions of the Bible to rationalize the “need” for the institution.

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Installation Image by Roy Rochlin. Latimer/Edison Gallery, Schomburg Center