American Primitive in Red, Black and White: Race and Class in the U.S.

Goldner, Loren
Year Published:  1989
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX9034

The centrality of race in the formation of the American working class, its inseparability from the question of class, can be stated very succinctly: in 1848 and 1968, when working-class upsurges exploded in Europe under the slogans of "socialism" and "communism", American working-class containment in the Democratic Party was exploded by the race question. This is the key to the Americanization of Marxism.

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