Charles Post’s recently published (2011) book, The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class-Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620–1877, which was also short listed for the 2011 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize has been released by Haymarket Books in paperback.
About The American Road: “Unable to analyze the dynamics of specific forms of social labour in the antebellum U.S., most historians of the US Civil War have ignored its deep social roots. To search out these roots, Post applies the theoretical insights from the transition debates to the historical literature on the U.S. to produce a new analysis of the origins of American capitalism.”
Charles Post Ph. D. (1983) in Sociology, SUNY-Binghamton, is Professor of Sociology at Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY. He has published in New Left Review, Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Agrarian Change, Against the Current andHistorical Materialism.
Read reviews of Post’s book here.