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Kevin Anderson to speak in Chicagoand New Yorkon:

Race, Class & Slavery: Marx’s Civil War Writings, 150 Years Later

Marx’s Civil War writings show an incomparable grasp of the dialectics of race and class and still speak to us today.  In these writings, which included journalism, letters, and passages in Capital, he took up several issues, among them:

(1) how the revolutionary subjectivity of African-Americans was a driving force in American society;

(2) how racism had held back the development of a labor movement in the industrial North;

(3) how race had distorted the consciousness of the poor whites of the South;

(4) how slavery and capitalism were intertwined;

(5) how the struggle against slavery and racism in Americawas a global cause for labor.

Kevin Anderson teaches Sociology, Political Science and Feminist Studies at UC-Santa Barbara and is the author of the recently published Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies.

CHICAGO: October 10, 6:30 PM, Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus, 26 East Pearson, Rm 303-04 (1 block N of Chicago Ave., 1/2 block E of State St.), sponsored by Departments of Sociology and Philosophy, free admission

NEW YORK:  October 12, 7:30 PM, Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (that’s the West Side Highway) between Bank & Bethune Streets– Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15


Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers


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