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When you look at the Maroon communities - of often former slaves who had escaped and founded their own communities in the mountains or swamps - you don't find them generally engaging in the same kind of highly regimented, proto-industrial capitalist plantation agriculture that you find the Europeans engaging in. Whether or not they would have returned to something they knew before - they certainly did not mean to propagate the sugar industry. There's an indication there that capitalism is not inevitable, it's not a natural human system, it's historical - and it has always been contested, even by people who are subject to it in the harshest way.

Historian Vincent Brown explores the legacies of slavery, empire and West African slave uprisings at the bloody dawn of global capitalism in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, and explains how that history (and its erasure) change how we see (and don't) this world of war, coercion and division in the twenty-first century.

Vincent is author of Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War from Harvard University Press.


Episode 1108

Capitalism on Edge.

Jan 6
Posted by Alexander Jerri

Chuck picks his 18 favorite books from the 100+ he read for the show this year:

A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland

DaMaris Hill / Interview


Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence

Kellie Carter Jackson / Interview


Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

Anna Merlan / Interview


Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo

Mithu Sanyal / Interview


Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family

Sophie Lewis / Interview


White Supremacy Confronted: U.S. Imperialism and Anti-Communism vs. the Liberation of Southern Africa from Rhodes to Mandela

Gerald Horne / Interview


Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism

Marquis Bey / Interview


How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram Kendi / Interview


Comrade: An Essay on Political Belonging

Jodi Dean / Interview


The Enigma of Clarence Thomas

Corey Robin / Interview


Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now

Jenny Brown / Interview


In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West

Wendy Brown / Interview


Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga Yamhatta Taylor / Interview


The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago

Flint Taylor / Interview


Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century

Charles King / Interview

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