How Should Marxists Characterize Chattel Slave Labor? (wasRe:Continuing with the Brenner debate)
CharlesB at SPAMCNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Sat Oct 28 18:34:56 MDT 2000
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>Yoshie insists that the Brenner thesis allows the possibility of the
>slave trade being a key element of the formation of the capitalist
>system, while my reading of Brenner and Woods convinces me that the
>slave trade-in their view-was NONCAPITALIST.
I believe that the Marxist terminology has a *lacuna* here. Neither
capitalist, pre-capitalist, nor non-capitalist properly describes
chattel slave labor under capitalism.
CB: Oppressed labor.
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