REVIEW: This is a powerful non-fiction book about the history of enslaved people in the United States from 1619-2021. The book is divided into 18 chapters: Democracy, Race, Sugar, Fear, Dispossession, Capitalism, Politics, Citizenship, Self-Defense, Punishment, Inheritance, Medicine, Church, Music, Healthcare, Traffic, Progress and Justice. Each chapter is written by a different author, scholar, historian, etc. followed by a short story, poem and statement by various writers which follow the thread of slavery from 1619 to the present. This is not presented as a dry, dull, wordy history book but a totally engrossing, comprehensive and factual reading that gives the reader a true picture of what enslaved people have endured socially, economically, culturally and politically since 1619 and how this has affected black people and our nation up to the present day. Rating and Review by Judy T.