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Episode 1205

Slavery, race and capital in the sixteenth century / Gerald Horne

Jul 21 2020

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Gerald Horne

Apocalypse dawning: Slavery and capital across the transatlantic 16th century.

Historian Gerald Horne explores the terrains of race, religion, capital and slavery across the 16th century trans-Atlantic world - as European powers pillaged Africa and the Americas of both people and resources, their destruction created the enduring formations of life in the 21st century - White supremacy and rapacious capitalism.

Gerald is author of the book The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century from Monthly Review Press.