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A Symposium on the American Civil War and Slavery

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AbstractOn the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War, Historical Materialism has brought together some of the most significant Marxist scholars working in this area to debate the issues. This text introduces some of the questions raised by the Civil War and Southern slavery for Marxists and introduces the essays that follow.

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38. FN11. Genovese 1976; Gutman 1977; Fox-Genovese and Genovese 1983; Blackburn 1998; Blackburn 1999; Camejo 1976; Foner 1988.
39. FN22. Ashworth 1995; Ashworth 2007.
40. FN33. Losurdo 2011.
41. FN44. See also Post 1982.
42. FN55. See, for example, Wood 2003.
43. FN66. Banaji 2010, p. 11, although we should note that Banaji himself rejects ‘articulation’-models.
44. FN77. See Davidson 2003; Davidson 2005a; Davidson 2005b.
45. FN88. Beard and Beard 1927.
46. FN99 . Finley 1983; Blackburn 1998; Blackburn 1999.
47. FN1010. Roediger 2007; Allen 1997.
48. FN1111. Levine 1992.
49. FN1212. See also Anderson 2010, pp. 79–114.
50. FN1313. Roediger 2007; Allen 1997.
51. FN1414. Unfortunately, Professor Foner was unable to address Davidson’s contribution.
52. FN1515. Marx 1973a, p. 98.
53. FN1616. Marx 1959, p. 791.
54. FN1717. Marx 1973b, p. 351.
55. FN1818. Marx 1973a, p. 513.
56. FN1919. Marx 1968, pp. 302–3, cited in Banaji 2010, p. 67.
57. FN2020. Marx 1954, pp. 226–7.
58. FN2121. Marx 1955, pp. 49–50.
59. FN2222. Williams 2005.
60. FN2323. Marx 1979, p. 915.
61. FN2424. Wallerstein 1983.
62. FN2525. See ‘The Slave Economies in Political Perspective’, in Fox-Genovese and Genovese 1983.
63. FN2626. Mintz 1969; Patterson 1979; Fogel and Engerman 1995; Banaji 2010.
64. FN2727. Historical Materialism 2011.

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