Home Title Index Topic Index Sources Directory News Releases Sources Calendar RSS Sources Select News RSS Feed

Capitalism/History of
AlterLinks Topic Index

  1. The Accumulation of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1913
    Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
  2. Against Capitalism
    The European Left on the March

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
  3. Age of Extremes
    The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
  4. The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1952
    A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
  5. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 5 - December 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  6. Capitalism and Material Life 1400-1800
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
  7. Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America
    Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
  8. Capitalism for Beginners
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    An amusing, soundly researched, and highly accessible illustrated book that tells you everything you want to know about capitalism.
  9. Capitalism, The Family, and Personal Life
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  10. Class Warfare
    Interviews with David Barsamian

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
  11. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations.
  12. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume II
    Economic Writings 2

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    This volume contains a new English translation of Luxemburg’s most important book, The Accumulation of Capital (1913) as well as her response to its critics. Taken together, they constitute one of the most important Marxist studies of the globalization of capital.
  13. Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2012
  14. Consumption: Domestic Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    This article deals with the social organization of production under modern American capitalism. The author considers the impact of technological development on labour and its potential for liberation from work under capitalism.
  15. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  16. The Economy of Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies.
  17. Empire of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. So, surely, even the most seasoned White House hawk would prefer to exercise global hegemony in this way, without costly colonial entanglements. Yet, as the author powerfully demonstates, the economic empire of capital has also created a new and unlimited militarism.
  18. False Promises
    The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  19. A History of Canadian Wealth
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    Myers lays bare the corruption, swindling, land deals, and bribery that are at the basis of Canadian history. This is Canada's past seen through the eyes of a muckraker.
  20. How Does the Subaltern Speak?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Vivek Chibber argues that postcolonial theory discounts the enduring value of Enlightenment universalism at its own peril. Focusing particularly on the strain of postcolonial theory known as subaltern studies, Chibber makes a strong case for why we can -- and must -- conceptualize the non-Western world through the same analytical lens that we use to understand developments in the West. He offers a sustained defense of theoretical approaches that emphasize universal categories like capitalism and class. His work constitutes an argument for the continued relevance of Marxism in the face of some of its most trenchant critics.
  21. How the Left has Won
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Capitalism was the unintended consequence of bourgeois revolutions, whereas socialism has been the avowed purpose, or at least a crucial component, of every revolution since 1911. This difference has become so important that when we think about the transition from capitalism to socialism, we take the short view: we look for ideological extremes, social movements, vanguard parties, self-conscious revolutionaries, radical dissenters, armed struggles, extra-legal methods, political convulsions – as if the coming of socialism requires the abolition of capitalism by cataclysm, by insurgent, militant mass movements dedicated to that purpose.
  22. Imperialism: Pioneer of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    Argues that the accepted theories of imperialism are profoundly flawed.
  23. The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves
    Resource Type: Article
    Levine reviews the transition from peasantry to industrial labour and the impacts of captitalism in workers.
  24. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
  25. The Making of the Modern World
    An Introductory History

    Resource Type: Book
    This book's global approach to world history puts the major political, economic and social transformations of the past hundred years into context. Focusing on the growth and transformation of capitalism as a world system, and its accompanying dialectic of uneven development, Dr. Robertson shows how the Western industrial powers and the underdeveloped Third World form a single continuum of change.
  26. Man's Worldly Goods
    The Story of the Wealth of Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines arose when they did, how they originated in the very fabric of social life, and how they were developed, modified, and overthrown when the pattern of that fabric was changed.
  27. A Marxist History of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2018
    A short history of capitalism by a history professor at University of Manitoba
  28. A Marxist History of the World: Making the future
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Historian Neil Faulkner concludes A Marxist History of the World by looking at what that history can tell us about the possibility for radical social change.
  29. A Marxist History of the World part 100: 1968-1975: the workers' revolt
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    As the crisis of capitalism spread around the world, the working class took centre stage – but the revolt did not result in successful revolution anywhere.
  30. A Marxist History of the World part 101: The Long Recession
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    By the early 1970s, the levers of state economic management had stopped working and the world economy entered a long period of stagnation.
  31. A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ramping up the historical significance of racist ideology.
  32. A Marxist History of the World part 51: The origins of the Labour Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Capitalism's industrial revolution gave birth to its own gravediggers, argues Neil Faulkner as he examines the rise and fall of Chartism.
  33. A Marxist History of the World part 55: The Making of the Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The development of capitalism entails two complementary processes. The first, explored in MHW 54, is competitive capital accumulation. The second, explored here, is the making – and continual re-making – of the working class.
  34. A Marxist History of the World part 61: The Long Depression, 1873-1896
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner writes about the The Long Depression – an unprecedented economic slump which started the countdown to the First World War.
  35. A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
  36. A Marxist History of the World part 64: What is Imperialism?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner looks at how the growth of giant monopolies and the fusing of industrial, bank, and state capital created global competition - and the roots of World War I.
  37. A Marxist History of the World part 67: Reform or Revolution?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The world Socialist movement was blown apart as its members supported the First World War. Neil Faulkner looks at how the question of reform or revolution lay behind the split.
  38. A Marxist History of the World part 69: The First World War
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner looks at how capitalism plunged humanity into an abyss of carnage, destruction, and waste without precedent, as mass production methods produced industrialised slaughter.
  39. A Marxist History of the World part 77 World Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In the five years after the First World War, revolutionary contagion spread around the world. It showed the extraordinary possibilities that arise when the masses become active in making their own history.
  40. A Marxist History of the World part 81: The Roaring Twenties
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Although the 'American Dream' became a reality for millions in the 1920s, it was built on shaky grounds - the huge speculative bubble that was building up on Wall Street was waiting to collapse
  41. A Marxist History of the World part 92: The Great Boom
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In the first three decades after the war, the world economy experienced unprecedented growth rates and falling unemployment. But the boom rested on unstable foundations.
  42. The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    This No-Nonsense Guide looks deeper into the idea of economic growth – to trace its history and understand why it has become so unchallengeable and powerful.
  43. 150 years of Karl Marx's Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Marx's Capital, Tom O'Lincoln explains why "the Bible of the working class" is about much more than economics.
  44. The Origin of Capitalism
    A Longer View

    Resource Type: Book
    Ellen Meiksins Wood offers readers a clear and accessible introduction to the theories and debates concerning the birth of capitalism, imperialism, and the modern nation state. Capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human nature, nor simply an extension of age-old practices of trade and commerce. Rather, it is a late and localized product of very specific historical conditions, which required great transformations in social relations and in the relationship between humans and nature.
  45. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Eve of the French Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  46. Plunderbund and Proletariat
    A History of the IWW in B.C.

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    A history of working class struggle from the workers' perspective.
  47. Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may change many things, but not human constitutions. His defense of this argument sets the stage for a deliberate, careful explication of the key tenets of historical materialism. This argument is that humans, everywhere, take an interest in defending their well-being and their dignity.
  48. Racism in Asia
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Racism in Asia exists for similar reasons that racism elsewhere exists, with roots in events that have happened anywhere from thousands of years ago to the present.
  49. Racism in Australia: from 1788 to stopping the boats
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    When the First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson on January 26, 1788, it carried more than the physical paraphernalia for European settlement. Along with tools, agricultural implements, chains, handcuffs, the cat-o'-nine-tails and gunpowder, the colonists brought with them an entrenched world-view.
  50. Requiem For The American Dream
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2015
    In his final long-form documentary interview - filmed over four years - Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality. Tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority, Chomsky lays bare the costly debris left in its wake: the evisceration of the American worker, disappearance of the living wage, collapse of the dream of home ownership, skyrocketing higher education costs placing betterment beyond reach or shackling students to suffocating debt, and a loss of solidarity that has left us divided against ourselves.
  51. Review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A book review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. Vivek Chibber challenges the post-Marxist framework of the Subaltern Studies group.
  52. Rosa Luxemburg and the Global Violence of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
  53. Seeds of Fire
    A People's Chronology

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
  54. Social Classes in the Process of Capitalist Landnahme
    On the Relevance of Secondary Exploitation

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    So far, growing social insecurity and inequality have not led to a revival of class-conscious labour movements in the centres of capitalism. This article builds upon Rosa Luxemburg’s concept of Landnahme to attempt to explain this phenomenon.
  55. Studies in the Development of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    A Marxist interpretation of economic development in the period of modern capitalism. Starting with the decline of serfdom, the book deals with the beginnings of the bourgeoisie in the rising urban communities of Europe, with the growth of industrial investment, and with monopoloy in its various forms as a crucial instrument in the growth of capitalism.
  56. The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism
    A Symposium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
  57. The Wheels of Commerce
    Civilization and Capitalism Vol II

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    In a powerful narrative Braudel sweeps us through 400 years of change -- from simple barter developing into sophisticated merchant economies. He uses everything he thinks necessary to bring this burgeoning capitalist world to light. Geography, sociology, religion and demographics all play a part. He shows how in the world of shops, markets and exhanges, the emergence of banks and in the extended networks of trade, capitalism was the great motivating force in the spread of European civilization.
  58. Yes, There is an Alternative!
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Review of "Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism" by Peter Hudis.

Sources-journalists use the sources website to find you


AlterLinks


© 2019. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.