[Marxism] More on Daniel Gaido

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu May 30 08:50:33 MDT 2013

The Formative Period of American Capitalism:
A Materialist Interpretation
Daniel Gaido

Taylor & Francis, Sep 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 176 pages

Applying certain Marxist categories of analysis to the study of American 
history, the central thesis of this outstanding book is that the main 
peculiarity of American historical development was the almost direct 
transition from a colonial to an imperialist economy. Expertly dealing 
with such topics as:

* the American Revolution and the Civil War against the background of 
the European bourgeois revolutions
* the influence of the Western land tenure system on the process of 
capital accumulation
* the passage from plantation slavery to sharecropping in the South and 
its legacy of racism
* the transition to imperialism towards the end of the nineteenth century
* the rise of the labour movement and the main American socialist 
organizations up to the end of the First World War.

A valuable resource for postgraduate students and researchers of 
business studies and American studies, Gaido’s text will undoubtedly 
find a place on the bookshelves of many.

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