The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class-Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620–1877

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Most US historians assume that capitalism either “came in the first ships” or was the inevitable result of the expansion of the market. Unable to analyze the dynamics of specific forms of social labour in the antebellum US, most historians of the US Civil War have privileged autonomous political and ideological factors, ignoring the deep social roots of the conflict. This book applies theoretical insights derived from the debates on the transition to capitalism in Europe to the historical literature on the US to produce a new analysis of the origins of capitalism in the US, and the social roots of the Civil War.

Submitted by onto on March 7, 2012

The American Road to Capitalism, by Charles Post.

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Schwarz

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Schwarz on March 7, 2012

Herr Onto,

Thanks for the upload. Is this the same Charlie Post who is big in the soft-trot group Solidarity in NYC?

Android

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Android on March 8, 2012

Schwarz

Herr Onto,

Thanks for the upload. Is this the same Charlie Post who is big in the soft-trot group Solidarity in NYC?

Yes. Is there some local political context in NYC that prompts your question?

Schwarz

11 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Schwarz on March 8, 2012

Android

Schwarz

Herr Onto,

Thanks for the upload. Is this the same Charlie Post who is big in the soft-trot group Solidarity in NYC?

Yes. Is there some local political context in NYC that prompts your question?

Just to the extent that I only know of Post through his political work here and wasn't aware that he was a labor historian as well. The book looks interesting and I was trying to put two and two together. Thanks for the reply.

Entdinglichung

10 years 12 months ago

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Submitted by Entdinglichung on September 24, 2012

he recently wrote some stuff on New Politics on Cuba: http://newpol.org/node/665 & http://newpol.org/node/679

Entdinglichung

10 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Entdinglichung on October 1, 2012

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