[Marxism] Fwd: Capitalism, slavery and the search for definitions | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist
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Sat Feb 6 14:03:17 MST 2016
I finally got around to reading John Clegg’s article “Capitalism and
Slavery” that appeared in the Fall 2015, Critical Historical Studies.
Like practically all such articles dealing with Political Marxism except
for those that appear occasionally in the ISO’s International Socialist
Review, it is behind a paywall. I had heard that the article defended
the idea that the slave-owners of the Deep South were capitalists while
at the same time it defended the Brenner thesis that capitalism began in
the British countryside. To put it mildly, this is about as unusual a
combination of positions as can be imagined given that the Political
Marxism catechism sees slavery = precapitalist as sacrosanct.
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