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  1. The Accumulation of Capital 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1913
    Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
  2. The Accumulation of Capital An Anti-Critique and Imperialism and the Accumulation of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1924   Published: 1972
    Rosa Luxemburg's response to the criticisms of her book 'The Accumulation of Capital'. This volume also includes Nikolai Bukharin's reply to Luxemburg, 'Imperialism and the Accumulation of Capital'.
  3. Against Capitalism
    The European Left on the March

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
  4. Bloody Legislation Against the Expropriated, from the End of the 15th Century. Forcing Down of Wages by Acts of Parliament
    Capital, Volume One: Chapter 28

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1867
    Agricultural people: first forcibly expropriated from the soil, driven from their homes, turned into vagabonds, and then whipped, branded, tortured by laws grotesquely terrible, into the discipline necessary for the wage system.
  5. Das Capital, Volume 1 
    A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1867   Published: 1890
    Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, together with its legal, political, religious, artistic, philosophical and ideological manifestations.
  6. Das Capital, Volume 2
    The Process of Circulation of Capital

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1893   Published: 1956
  7. Das Capital, Volume 3
    The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1894   Published: 1971
  8. Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America
    Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   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.
  9. Capitalism and Slavery
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1944
    Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide.
  10. The Communist Manifesto in Perspective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998   Published: 2012
    Eric Hobsbawm’s opening address to the international conference organised by Espaces Marx on the 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto.
  11. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I 
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    First 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
    First 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: History Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2009   Published: 2012
    Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
  14. Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2009   Published: 2012
  15. A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1859
  16. The Economy of Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    Ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies.
  17. Eurocentrism 
    Resource Type: Book
    Amin argues that Eurocentrism is an ideological distortion, a myth and historical fallacy and argues for a new social, economic, cultural and political system based on socialist universalism.
  18. The Great Transformation 
    The political and economic origins of our time

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1944   Published: 1968
    Polanyi analyzes the social and political upheavals that took place in England during the rise of the market economy. Polanyi contends that the modern market economy and the modern nation-state should be understood not as discrete elements, but as a single human invention he calls the "Market Society".
  19. The History of Canadian Business 1867-1914
    Volume I - The Banks and Finance Capital

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
    A comprehensive history of Canadian business and a detailed account of the development of commerce and industry in the formative period from Confederation to the first World War. In Volume 1 on the banks and finance capital, the story of the growth of the Canadian chartered banking system is told in detail. Included is an analysis of the many bank failures, and an explanation of the techniques used successfully by the largest chartered banks to dominate banking and finance in the new confederation. Several chapters deal with hitherto unrecorded facets of the development of the financial system of Canada, the major financial institutions and the types of operations they financed.
  20. The History of Canadian Business 1867-1914
    Volume II - Industrial Development

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
    This comprehensive two-volume history of Canadian business is a detailed account of the development of commerce and industry in the formative period from Confederation to the first World War. Volume II deals mainly with the develpment of manufacturing and industry. The rapid growth of foreign branch plants which followed the National Policy is examined in detail, as are business assistance measures like patent laws, tariffs, government subsidies and municipal 'bonusing'. Naylor offers detailed accountes of the rise of big businesses through the formation of cartels and mergers assembled out of smaller independent operations.
  21. A History of Canadian Wealth
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1914   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.
  22. The Industrial Development of Poland
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1898
    First published in 1898, under the title Die Industrielle Entwicklung Polens.
  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: Economist or Revolutionary?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    Cleaver illustrates how, in the history of Marxist work on the theory of crisis, many have forgotten the revolutionary content of Marx’s own work and thus left themselves open to the dangers of capitalist appropriation. He suggests an alternative approach to the study and elaboration of Marx’s analysis of crisis that makes its political and revolutionary content explicit and thus more immune to appropriation.
  25. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution 
    Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
  26. Man's Worldly Goods
    The Story of the Wealth of Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1936   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. Marx on Economics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1961
    A systematic compilation of extracts drawn from Marx's publications with brief summaries of their arguments.
  28. A Marxist History of the World part 29: The peculiarity of Europe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Why Europe? Why was it that the second great transformation in human existence - the development of capitalism and industrial society - was pioneered on the western edge of the Eurasian land-mass?
  29. A Marxist History of the World part 34: The new monarchies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Neil Faulkner looks at how the transition from feudalism to capitalism introduced a new model of unified states, centralised government, royal armies, internal repression and national-dynastic wars.
  30. A Marxist History of the World part 50: The Industrial Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Frederick Engels was sent to Manchester, centre of the Industrial Revolution, to dispel his radicalism. Instead it made him the revolutionary he is remembered as today, Neil Faulkner explains.
  31. A Marxist History of the World part 53: What is Marxism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In his latest instalment, Neil Faulkner explores the complex history of Marxism - and how capitalism produced its own gravediggers.
  32. A Marxist History of the World part 54: What is Capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In this critical chapter of his world history, Neil Faulkner explores capitalism and what it means from the Industrial Revolution to the present day.
  33. A Marxist History of the World part 58: The Meiji Restoration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    An event which would shape the history of the Far East until 1945, Japan’s bourgeois revolution ‘from above’ is explored by Neil Faulkner in this week's Marxist History.
  34. Mining History Written in Blood
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Domestic coal mining history above and below ground lives on the pages of Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction edited by Wess Harris (PM Press, 2017). The anthology unpacks the industry, people and communities of a coal-rich region, amplifying relevant class and gender issues over a century.
  35. 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.
  36. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 17, 2017
    Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memory and the past. But there are those who do remember, and who work to preserve and share our collective memory. But they have to contend with those of us who see historical memory as a way of contributing to the struggle for a different world. For us, knowledge of history is subversive, and remembering can be a form of resistance.
  37. Pre-Capitalist Economic Formations
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1858   Published: 1964
    Thes notes of 1857-1858 throw light on Marx's views concerning the economic development of human society as a whole, from "primitive communism" to capitalism and socialistm. The notes deal partcularly with the epochs of historic development and their evolutionary stages.
  38. Seeds of Fire 
    A People's Chronology

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012   Published: 2017
    Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
  39. A Short History of Primitive Accumulation
    From Adam Smith to Angela Merkel

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In Capital, Smith’s concept of “original accumulation” appeared as a word that could mean either original or primitive. Then in the English translation of the English translation of Capital “primitive accumulation” first appears.
  40. Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism - Book Review
    Edward E. Baptist’s "The Half Has Never Been Told"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of Edward E. Baptist’s examination of slavery, presented in an entirely new way, extensively through the voices of the slaves themselves.
  41. Studies in the Development of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947   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.
  42. The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism
    A Symposium

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1979
  43. What is Economics?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1916   Published: 1968
    An outline of economics from a Marxist perspective.

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