[Marxism] Request: Marxist sources on ancient slavery

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Mon Apr 5 03:41:44 MDT 2004


Any list would be incomplete without the classic two-volume compilation
by Cyrenus Osborne Ward, _The Ancient Lowly; a history of the ancient
working people from the earliest known period to the adoption of
Christianity by Constantine_.  It appeared in many editions from the
1880s up to the World War.  

Although the style is stiffly Victorian and Ward is far too credulous of
his sources, he makes no bones about where his sympathies lie and he was
one of the major American figures in the socialist movement that emerged
here in the 1870s. 

Solidarity!
Mark L.








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