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Slavery, capitalism, and politics in the antebellum Republic

Author: John Ashworth
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995-2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Civil War should be seen as America's 'bourgeois revolution'. So argues Dr John Ashworth in this novel reinterpretation, from a Marxist perspective, of American political and economic development in the forty years before the Civil War. This book, the first of a two-volume treatment of slavery, capitalism and politics, locates the political struggles of the antebellum period in the international context of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Ashworth
ISBN: 0521479940 9780521479943 0521474876 9780521474870 9780521885928 0521885922 9780521713696 0521713692
OCLC Number: 32166515
Description: 2 volumes (xii, 520; ix, 683 pages) ; 23 cm
Contents: v. 1. Commerce and compromise, 1820-1850 --
v. 2. The coming of the Civil War, 1850-1861.
Responsibility: John Ashworth.
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This is the first of a two-volume treatment of slavery, capitalism and politics in the forty years before the Civil War. It is both a Marxist reinterpretation of American political and economic  Read more...

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