By Charles Post
Ellen Meiksins wooden (Foreword)
Unable to investigate the dynamics of particular varieties of social labour within the antebellum united states, so much historians of the united states Civil conflict have overlooked its deep social roots. to seek out those roots, publish applies the theoretical insights from the transition debates to the old 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 concerning the transformation of the English colonies into the absolutely built capitalist usa. [...] it may be largely learn, liked for its insights and rigor, and in addition debated."
—Ashley Smith, overseas Socialist Review
"This is a considerate, realized, stimulating, hard and altogether worthwhile 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 USA among the colonial period and the past due nineteenth century. The e-book 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 unfastened and Arm Slaves in the course of the Civil War
"Explaining the foundation and early improvement of yank capitalism is a very tough job. it truly is in many ways much more tricky than in different circumstances to strike the perfect historic stability, taking pictures the systemic imperatives of capitalism, and explaining how they emerged, whereas doing justice to ancient particularities… To confront those historic complexities calls for either a command of ancient element and a transparent theoretical seize of capitalism’s systemic imperatives, a mixture that's all too infrequent. Charles publish succeeds in outstanding that tough stability, which makes his booklet an enormous contribution to actually ancient scholarship."
—Ellen Meiksins-Wood, York collage, writer of The Origins of Capitalism: a protracted View.
"In the yank highway to Capitalism, Charles publish deals an excellent reinterpretation of the origins and diverging paths of financial evolution within the American north and south. the 1st systematic ancient materialist account people improvement from the colonial interval during the civil warfare in a long time, it's certain to be got as a landmark contribution."
—Robert P. Brenner, collage of California-Los Angeles, writer of Agrarian type constitution and financial improvement in Early smooth Europe and retailers and Revolution: advertisement switch, Political clash, and London's in a foreign country investors, 1550-1653.
"Charles put up has written a very good e-book 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 debatable; 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 folks capitalism for a very long time. submit combines amazing command of the ancient assets with a pointy analytical realizing, now not least of the centrality of agrarian inquiries to the improvement of capitalism."
—Henry Bernstein, collage of London, tuition of Oriental and African experiences and China Agricultural college, Beijing, emeritus editor magazine of Agrarian Change.
"Over the previous 3 a long time, Charles put up has been constructing an unique and robust interpretation of the yankee street to capitalism. This quantity brings jointly his most crucial essays in what's bound to be a landmark quantity. submit brilliantly analyzes the structural foundation of monetary improvement in either the North and the South, culminating in a strong interpretation of the social foundation of the Civil warfare. The booklet is among the most sensible examples of ancient sociology that i've got noticeable in recent times, without problems melding idea and old learn. this can be engaged scholarship of the top order."
—Vivek Chibber, big apple college, writer of Locked In position: kingdom development and overdue Industrialization in India
“Charlie Post's the yank street to Capitalism is a magisterial textual content that merits a detailed interpreting, specifically through students trying to make experience of twentieth century capitalism within the United States.
—Jordy Cummings, The magazine of Socialist reports