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The Capitalist | “R”

This poem titled ‘The Capitalist’ was written by someone who signed himself “R,” and was first printed in George Julian Harney’s (pre-Marxist) socialist Red Republican magazine.[1] It is a poem that tells of the coming vengeance of the working...

Settler colonial violence and the Maritime fisheries

Angela Tozer Canadian settler colonialism set the stage for the current attacks on Mi’kmaw fishers from Sipekne’katik First Nation. From the end of summer and into the fall of 2020, settler fishers argued that the Department of Fisheries and...
From: Borealia on 23 Nov 2020

“Not Made by Slaves”: A Layman’s Political Economy of Ethical Capitalism

By Bronwen Everill Scholars tend to discuss capitalism and slavery either through slavery’s contribution to the investment capital that made industrialization possible;[1] the innovations in long-distance credit and insurance; mortgages that...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Oct 2020

Carts, Ships, and Trains: Abusing the Deodand

Posted by Sara M. Butler, 29 May 2020. On 28 Nov. 1313, chancery issued a royal mandate to the bishop of Ely requesting that he deliver a sum of £50 sterling to Nicholas du Vual, a merchant from Caen. The mandate was responding to a complaint lodged...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 29 May 2020

Q&A with James Parisot

Following up yesterday’s review by Lindsay Keiter, today The Junto interviews James Parisot, author of How America Became Capitalist: Imperial Expansion and the Conquest of the West (Pluto, 2019). James teaches in the Department of Sociology at...
From: The Junto on 25 Jun 2019

Review: Parisot, How America Became Capitalist

Lindsay Keiter reviews James Parisot's new study of capitalism and empire.
From: The Junto on 24 Jun 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Harlow Giles Unger on Robert Morris and the American Revolution

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews distinguished journalist and historian Harlow Giles Unger about Robert Morris and his critical role in financially supporting the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Harlow Giles...

The Politics of Victorian England’s “Vicious Republican”: G. W. M. Reynolds (1814–79)

By Stephen Basdeo It’s quite possible that you’ve never heard of George William MacArthur Reynolds (1814–79). His prolific writing career has been overshadowed somewhat by his contemporaries such as Charles Dickens, whose writings, while...

Guest Post: Questions About the Illicit Slave Trade, State Auctions, and Urban Infrastructure [Cross-Posted]

Guest poster Todd Burst looks at the nineteenth-century illegal slave trade through the Digital Library on American Slavery and the "Race and Slavery Petitions Project" at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
From: The Junto on 19 Jan 2017

Guest Post: Stephen Campbell, “Reimagining the Second Bank of the United States in Early American History”

[Stephen W. Campbell earned a doctorate in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2013. A lecturer at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Campbell is the author of articles that have appeared in American Nineteenth Century...
From: The Junto on 17 Jan 2017

Slavery’s Civil War?

Today we close our forum on "Slavery's Capitalism" with a post from Kevin Waite, Lecturer in Modern American History at Durham University in the UK. How, Waite asks, does the Civil War fit into the picture drawn in Beckert & Rockman's volume? "Ironically,...
From: The Junto on 21 Oct 2016

Slave Economies of the U.S. North

Today we are pleased to continue our forum on Slavery's Capitalism, with a contribution from Christy Clark-Pujara, Assistant Professor of History in the Afro-American Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madiso. Focusing on Part III of the...
From: The Junto on 20 Oct 2016

Commodities and Agents in the History of Slavery

We continue our week-long forum on Seth Rockman and Sven Beckert, eds., Slavery's Capitalism (UPenn, 2016). Today's contribution comes from Justin Leroy, an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UC-Davis. "Although there is much Slavery’s...
From: The Junto on 19 Oct 2016

Slavery’s Capitalism Forum: Introduction

Today Juntoist Tom Cutterham introduces our week-long roundtable on the long-awaited University of Pennsylvania Press volume, Slavery's Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development, edited by Seth Rockman and Sven Beckert. Where, he asks,...
From: The Junto on 17 Oct 2016

Guest Post: Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era

Jennifer Goloboy is a literary agent at Red Sofa Literary in St. Paul, MN. She has a PhD in the history of American civilization from Harvard University, and has published articles on merchants and the early American middle class. Her book, Charleston...
From: The Junto on 12 Oct 2016

Women and the History of Capitalism

One of the best questions a historian can ask is, “what am I missing?” In today's post Tom Cutterham reflects on a recent forum in the Journal of the Early Republic, and the case of the missing women in the new history of capitalism.
From: The Junto on 10 Aug 2016

The Ambivalent Alchemist’s Guide to History: Or, Why Gabriel Plattes Matters

“But if you look at the history, modern chemistry only starts coming in to replace alchemy around the same time capitalism really gets going. Strange, eh? What do you make of that?” Webb nodded agreeably. “Maybe capitalism decided it...
From: memorious on 8 Jun 2016

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