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.

The American Road to Capitalism, by Charles Post.

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Mar 7 2012 13:49

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Schwarz
Mar 7 2012 22:57

Herr Onto,

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

Android
Mar 8 2012 01:10
Schwarz wrote:
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
Mar 8 2012 06:42
Android wrote:
Schwarz wrote:
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.

onto
Mar 12 2012 16:02

yes indeed, comrade Schwarz!

Entdinglichung
Sep 24 2012 11:58

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

Entdinglichung
Oct 1 2012 14:34