The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean
256 pp, $25 pbk; ISBN 978-1-58367-663-9
By Gerald Horne
Reviewed by W. T. Whitney, Jr.
“In Sacramento, California, on March 18, police bullets killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed Black man. The police misbehaved, but the real culprit was racial hatred, evident recently in a continuing wave of police killings of mostly Black men….Terror and killings represent only one aspect of a system of racial oppression manifesting in the United States first as occupation of Native lands and as slavery….It’s clear, therefore, that a system of racial oppression and race hatred has prevailed throughout U.S. history. Its staying power calls for explanation. Historian Gerald Horne offers insights….”
Read the review at People’s World