Colonialism, Slavery, and the Origins of Capitalism

Socialism 2019

July 04, 2019

Colonialism, settler colonialism, and the transatlantic slave trade were intertwined with the rise of capitalism in Europe. However, these processes are often seen as completely distinct in many academic and activist discussions. Exploring Marxist frameworks and debates, this talk asserts the need for a globally integrated history of capital that resists all Eurocentrism. This presentation builds off Pranav’s Socialism 2018 talk, “Marxism, Colonialism, and Revolution”.

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