History of Capitalism Reading Group

Our first meeting of the semester will be Friday, February 16 at The Globe. Come to read and discuss the theory and history of capitalism from a critical perspective.

We will be reading three essays on the relationship between race, class and capital.

• “Black Particularity Reconsidered,” Adolph Reed, Jr.

• “Gramsci’s Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society?,” Frank B Wilderson III  

• “Whiteness, Racism and Identity,” Barbara J. Fields

Black History Month Book Club II : "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America"

In honor of Black History Month, the History Department is hosting two book clubs. The second book club will focus on Martha Jones's Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America. Not yet published, students who sign up for this seminar will receive a free copy of a manuscript draft of Jones’s work and will get an in-depth look of how history books are researched, written, and published.

Moderator: Kate Dahlstrand.

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