The American road to capitalism studies in class-structure, economic development, and political conflict, 1620-1877

Post, Charles

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  • Creator by Charles Post ; with a foreword by Ellen Meiksins Wood
  • Format Books
  • Publication Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, c2011.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (316 p.)
  • ISBNs 128312078X, 9786613120786, 9004201033
  • OCLC ocn729738854


  • This book synthesizes Marxian theory with the existing historical literature to produce a new analysis of the origins of capitalism in the US and the social roots of the US Civil War.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • The American road to capitalism -- The agrarian origins of US capitalism : the transformation of the Northern countryside before the Civil War -- Plantation-slavery and economic development in the antebellum southern United States -- Agrarian class-structure and economic development in colonial British North America : the place of the American revolution in the origins of US capitalism -- Social-property relations, class-connfict, and the origins of the US Civil War : toward a new social interpretation
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