By Charles Post
Ellen Meiksins wooden (Foreword)
Unable to research the dynamics of particular types of social labour within the antebellum united states, so much historians of the USA Civil struggle have overlooked its deep social roots. to seek out those roots, submit applies the theoretical insights from the transition debates to the historic literature at the U.S. to provide a brand new research of the origins of yankee capitalism.
Short indexed for the 2011 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize
"Charles Post's new publication, the yank street to Capitalism, is bound to turn into a reference element for debates between historians and Marxists in regards to the transformation of the English colonies into the absolutely constructed capitalist usa. [...] it may be greatly learn, liked for its insights and rigor, and in addition debated."
—Ashley Smith, foreign Socialist Review
"This is a considerate, discovered, stimulating, tough and altogether priceless quantity. It reprints a sequence of reflections via the Marxist sociologist Charles submit on quite a few facets of the increase and evolution of capitalism in North the US among the colonial period and the past due nineteenth century. The ebook is anchored in a wide-ranging learn of (and it duly credit) the paintings of generations of historians."
—Bruce Levine, writer of accomplice Emancipation: Southern Plans to loose and Arm Slaves through the Civil War
"Explaining the foundation and early improvement of yank capitalism is a very difficult activity. it's in many ways much more tricky than in different instances to strike the suitable old stability, shooting the systemic imperatives of capitalism, and explaining how they emerged, whereas doing justice to ancient particularities… To confront those ancient complexities calls for either a command of old element and a transparent theoretical snatch of capitalism’s systemic imperatives, a mix that's all too infrequent. Charles publish succeeds in amazing that tough stability, which makes his publication a huge contribution to actually historic scholarship."
—Ellen Meiksins-Wood, York collage, writer of The Origins of Capitalism: a protracted View.
"In the yankee highway to Capitalism, Charles publish deals a super reinterpretation of the origins and diverging paths of financial evolution within the American north and south. the 1st systematic historic materialist account people improvement from the colonial interval during the civil conflict in a long time, it truly is guaranteed to be acquired as a landmark contribution."
—Robert P. Brenner, college of California-Los Angeles, writer of Agrarian type constitution and financial improvement in Early sleek Europe and retailers and Revolution: advertisement swap, Political clash, and London's in a foreign country investors, 1550-1653.
"Charles publish has written an exceptional booklet at the origins of yank capitalism within the antebellum North, on plantation slavery within the previous South and at the cataclysmic clash among them. His interpretation is daring and arguable; it is going to must be thought of through all students within the field."
—John Ashworth, collage of Nottingham, writer of Slavery, Capitalism and the Antebellum Republic.
"This is the main unique and provocative materialist interpretation of the origins and dynamics people capitalism for a very long time. publish combines remarkable command of the historic resources with a pointy analytical figuring out, now not least of the centrality of agrarian inquiries to the improvement of capitalism."
—Henry Bernstein, college of London, institution of Oriental and African stories and China Agricultural college, Beijing, emeritus editor magazine of Agrarian Change.
"Over the prior 3 a long time, Charles publish has been constructing an unique and robust interpretation of the yankee highway to capitalism. This quantity brings jointly his most vital essays in what's absolute to be a landmark quantity. publish brilliantly analyzes the structural foundation of financial improvement in either the North and the South, culminating in a robust interpretation of the social foundation of the Civil warfare. The publication is among the most sensible examples of old sociology that i've got noticeable lately, easily melding conception and historic study. this can be engaged scholarship of the top order."
—Vivek Chibber, long island collage, writer of Locked In position: country development and overdue Industrialization in India
“Charlie Post's the yankee street to Capitalism is a magisterial textual content that merits an in depth examining, particularly by way of students trying to make experience of twentieth century capitalism within the United States.
—Jordy Cummings, The magazine of Socialist reviews