Native Land and African Bodies, the Source of U.S. Capitalism

Authors

  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-066-09-2015-02_5

Keywords:

Capitalism, History, Political Economy

Abstract

Had Marx written Capital in the early twenty-first century, knowing what he could not discern in 1867—that the global dominance of capital, through the military and imperialism, would be realized by the United States—this is the book he may have written using the methodology he developed in the mid-nineteenth century.… What Walter Johnson desires is to change entirely the way we think about the history of the United States, particularly the development of capitalism. He also wants to change how we think about the application of dialectical materialism to the United States. Like Marx, Johnson marshals thick description to disclose the theses that emerge.

Published

2015-02-05

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