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History

The Long Default

The Long Default

New York City and the Urban Fiscal Crisis

Classic study of the fiscal crisis that gripped New York City — and much of urban America — in the 1970s.… | more |

A History of the Philippines

A History of the Philippines

From the Spanish Colonization to the Second World War

Unlike other conventional histories, the unifying thread of A History of the Philippines is the struggle of the peoples themselves against various forms of oppression, from Spanish conquest and colonization to U.S. imperialism. Constantino provides a penetrating analysis of the productive relations and class structure in the Philippines, and how these have shaped—and been shaped by—the role of the Filipino people in the making of their own history.… | more |

A History of Capitalism

A History of Capitalism

1500 – 2000, New Edition

The conquest of the Americas inaugurated the slow accumulation of resources and the imperceptible structural transformations that culminated in the Industrial Revolution. From that moment on, capitalism grew and expanded with a dynamism and adaptability that are now all too familiar, profiting from wars and even managing to rebound after a series of devastating economic crises.… In this highly-anticipated updated edition, Beaud extends one of the major strengths of the original: the interweaving of social, political, and economic factors in the context of history. At the same time, Beaud’s analysis provides a realistic and thorough examination of the developments of capitalism in the last twenty years, including globalization, the accelerating speed of capital transfer, and the collapse of the Soviet empire and the subsequent absorption of its population into the world market. This new edition also offers a completely revised format that integrates diagrams and flow-charts not previously available in the English-language edition.… | more |

Scenes From the Anti-Nazi War

Scenes From the Anti-Nazi War

In this lively and instructive memoir of his experience with the anti-Nazi underground in Italy and Yugoslavia during World War II, Basil Davidson has thrown needed light on a much-neglected part of European history. Sent to the area as a representative of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), he is able to recount at first hand the intense determination of the revolutionary partisans, who hoped that their sacrifices would lead to a new society, and the equally determined policy of the Allies to suppress them. As the London Review of Books stated, “The true purpose of this marvelously original book is to remind us that [for the underground] the Second World War was above all a political, even a revolutionary, experience, in which liberation was not simply a matter of driving out the Germans but also involved a radical restructuring of whole societies… which had permitted the growth of appeasement, defeatism, and indigenous fascism.… | more |

Bureaucracy and the Labor Process

Bureaucracy and the Labor Process

The Transformation of U.S. Industry, 1860–1920

This book makes the argument, supported by rich and extensive historical research into original sources, that it is possible to revolutionize work so that it can be, in the author’s words, “satisfying, creative, and stimulating at the same time that it is materially productive: we can have material abundance along with interesting work.”… | more |

Dependent Accumulation and Underdevelopment

Dependent Accumulation and Underdevelopment

Why, while Europe, North America, and Australia have developed, have Africa, much of Asia, and Latin America remained underdeveloped? Andre Gunder Frank sets out to answer this basic question by showing how world capital accumulation has led to the differentiation of these regions within the single world-embracing economic system. Unequal exchange between regions, combined with the differential transformation of productive, social, and political relations within regions, has led to the capitalist development of some areas and to the underdevelopment of others.… | more |

Imperialism: From the Colonial Age to the Present

Imperialism: From the Colonial Age to the Present

From the Colonial Age to the Present

This volume contains a series of essays aimed at illuminating the theory, history, and roots of imperialism, which extend the analysis developed in Madgoff’s The Age of Imperialism 1978. See The Age of Imperialism… | more |

World Accumulation, 1492-1789

World Accumulation, 1492-1789

Most of Andre Gunder Frank’s early work on the nature of underdevelopment focused on one region: Latin America. Here he broadened his canvas and traced the world-wide effects of the process of capital accumulation from the period just prior to the discovery of America to the industrial and French revolutions. It is Frank’s thesis that “the world has experienced a single all-embracing, albeit unequal and uneven, process of capital accumulation centered in Western Europe,” which has been capitalist for at least two centuries.… | more |

Let Me Speak!

Let Me Speak!

Testimony of Domitila, A Woman of the Bolivian Mines

The author is the courageous wife of a Bolivian tin miner. Social and economic deprivation drove her to pro-Marxist political action as a leader of a Housewives’ Committee, dedicated to improving miners’ and peasants’ conditions. This is a vivid account of her activities and brutal imprisonment, accompanied by her observations on the clergy, military, and upper-class abandonment of Bolivia’s repressed poor…This is a remarkably articulate report with astute political commentary…an important social document from a usually silent group.… | more |

Our Great Spring Victory

Our Great Spring Victory

An Account of the Liberation of South Vietnam

Chronicles the 1975 offensive of the Vietnam Peoples Army and the uprisings that secured the liberation of South Vietnam. 1977.… | more |

Antonio Maceo

Antonio Maceo

The "Bronze Titan" of Cuba’s Struggle for Independence

A powerful portrait of Maceo, committed anti-imperialist and heroic independence fighter.… | more |

"I think your book on Christopher Columbus is important. I'm more grateful for that book than any other book I have read in the last couple of years."
—Kurt Vonnegut

Columbus: His Enterprise

Exploding the Myth

Most of us have been taught to think of Christopher Columbus as a single-minded, courageous visionary whose navigational skills led him to “discover” the Americas. In this beautifully written revisionist biography, accessible to people of all ages, Hans Koning gives us the true history of Columbus’ life and voyages.… | more |

Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century

Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century

New introduction by Grace Lee Boggs

This book provides a concise and instructive review of the revolutions of the twentieth century, with separate chapters on the Russian, Chinese, Guinea-Bissau, and Vietnamese revolutions, and examines the various currents of Marxism active in the revolutions of our times. A second section is devoted to the United States, and provides a survey of the class forces in American history as well as the authors’ ideas on the objects and means of an American Revolution.… | more |

The Sugarmill

The Sugarmill

The Socio-Economic Complex of Sugar in Cuba 1760–1860

This extraordinary work deserves to be called monumental for its scrupulous and exhaustive analysis of the development of the sugar industry in Cuba, for the imposing originality of its approach, and for the unsentimental but no less passionate vision of history it embodies. The product of twenty years of historical research combined with ten years of economic and technical work in the industry, The Sugarmill is a landmark in post-revolutionary Cuban scholarship.… | more |

Inside the Monster

Inside the Monster

Writings on the United States and American Imperialism

Explores the emergent threat of U.S. imperialism from 1881 to 1895.… | more |

The Debt Trap

The Debt Trap

The International Monetary Fund and the Third World

Details the history of the first thirty years of the system of aid and credit in which the IMF is the keystone.… | more |

Frantz Fanon: Colonialism and Alienation

Frantz Fanon

Colonialism and Alienation

Analysis of Fanon’s major theories, with a special emphasis on his work on alienation.… | more |

The Rise and Fall of the East India Company

The Rise and Fall of the East India Company

“Mukherjee, a painstaking scholar and himself an Indian known for his numerous serious studies of Indian society and anthropology, has written here a colorful and important work on the Company, whose rise and fall constituted a classic episode in the history of capitalism and British colonialism. His… book is distinguished from most on the subject by its richly documented focus on social forces, Indian and British, that shaped the Company’s rise — and by some vivid descriptions of the impact of the Company’s long rule on the lives of the people both in India and England.” — Publishers Weekly… | more |

The Scalpel, the Sword

The Scalpel, the Sword

The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune

Compelling narrative of Norman Bethune, revolutionary doctor in Mao’s China.… | more |

Humanity and Society

Humanity and Society

A World History

A non-Eurocentric portrait of the major developments and integrations of social and cultural movements.… | more |

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