Edward E. Baptist

Professor
History, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

433 McGraw Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-1881

Edward E. Baptist

Professor
History, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
United States history; history of slavery; history of capitalism

Current Research Interest
Building a database of runaway slave advertisements; researching history of surveillance and control of African American movement in the United States 

Distinction
Organization of American History Avery O. Craven Award
Sidney Hillman Book Prize
National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Projects Start-Up Grant

Selected Publications
Baptist, Edward E. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. New York: Basic Books, 2014.

Baptist, Edward E. “The Whipping Machine.” In Slavery’s Capitalism, edited by Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

Cornell Research Website Article
Slavery and Today's Policing

Cornell Research Website Video
Communicating Slavery's Relevance Today