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America's Revolutionary Heritage: Marxist Essays

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Explanatory essays on Native Americans, the first American revolution, the Civil War, the rise of industrial capitalism, and the first wave of the fight for women's rights.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 1st 1976 by Pathfinder Press (NY) (first published 1976)
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Donna Davis
This book is exactly what it says it is. It examines, chapter by chapter, revolutions as seen from an economic perspective.

The American Civil War was caused, says Novack, by two economic systems that had become mutually exclusive and incompatible--the feudal system of slavery (with a tiny minority of Caucasian power brokers ruling over the Blacks and poor white and racially mixed farmers of the still agrarian south), and the newly industrialized, capitalist north. The north needed to expand in o
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Communist politician and Marxist theoretician.

He attended Harvard University, earning a B.A. in 1926, and an M.A. in 1927. He was on a successful track in the publishing business, when the beginning of the Great Depression radicalized him. He joined the Trotskyist Communist League of America in 1933 and was a member of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) from 1940 to 1973.

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