• | Andreas Malm the Zetkin Collective White Skin Black Fuel | MR Online

    Andreas Malm & the Zetkin Collective – ‘White Skin, Black Fuel’

    As regular readers of this blog will be aware I think that Andreas Malm, even where I disagree with key points of his argument, is one of the most stimulating Marxist authors on environmental politics.

  • | Dust Bowls of Empire | MR Online

    Dust Bowls of Empire

    The “Dust Bowl” of the 1930s was an iconic moment in American history. As a result of what one historian called “the inevitable outcome of a culture that deliberately, self-consciously, set itself [the] task of dominating and exploiting the land for all it was worth” tens of thousands of people fled their homes, usually losing their entire livelihoods in the process.

  • | From Natchez to New Orleans by by A Persac | MR Online

    Review of River of Dark Dreams

    This marvelous work of history is a must read for anyone trying to understand the dynamics of slavery in the United States in the pre-Civil War period. Walter Johnson locates slavery as playing a central part in the development of a particularly racialised and oppressive capitalism in the slave states.