Hudson on The Racist Dawn of Capitalism | Boston Review

Peter James Hudson reviews three recent history of slavery and capitalism texts to place them in conversation with radical black scholarship and political thought, past and present: "Jaurès’s vision of economic questions as the primary engine of social and political change, his linking of capitalism with modernity, his casting of elites as historical actors—all these … Continue reading Hudson on The Racist Dawn of Capitalism | Boston Review

BOOK: Johnson on Slavery in the Cotton Kingdom

Walter Johnson. River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom. Boston: Harvard University Press, 2013. via Harvard University Press: When Jefferson acquired the Louisiana Territory, he envisioned an “empire for liberty” populated by self-sufficient white farmers. Cleared of Native Americans and the remnants of European empires by Andrew Jackson, the Mississippi Valley … Continue reading BOOK: Johnson on Slavery in the Cotton Kingdom