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Barbaric production: The rise of slavery, White supremacy and capitalism.

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If this current project - the United States of America - is somehow weakened, debilitated or even toppled, one of the primary reasons will be this nagging issue of economic inequality, which is supercharged by the remaining racism and White supremacy that still stalks the land.

Historian Gerald Horne explores the apocalyptic legacy of settler colonialism in North America - from the presence of slavery deep in the heart of global empire and Europe's nascent capitalism, to the creation and maintenance of Whiteness both as a tool for organizing society, and a weapon pointed at those outside its bounds.

Gerald is author of The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean from Monthly Review Press.

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Gerald Horne

Gerald Horne is an author and John J. and Rebecca Moores Professor of African American History at the University of Houston.

 

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