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The Accumulation of Capital
Luxemburg, Rosa
Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
Address of the International Working Men's Association to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America
Marx, Karl
The workingmen of Europe feel sure that, as the American War of Independence initiated a new era of ascendancy for the middle class, so the American Antislavery War will do for the working classes. Th...
American Civil War: Connexipedia Article
Also known as the War Between the States and several other names, this was a civil war in the United States of America in which eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United St...
American Jacobins
Ackerman, Seth
In a recent broadside against the Occupy movement, Alexander Cockburn assailed, among other things, “the enormous arrogance which prompted the Occupiers to claim that they were indeed the most importa...
Behind the Confederate Flag Controversy: The Unfinished Civil War: Against The Current vol. 85
Miah, Malik
Some 50,000 people, ninety percent African Americans, marched in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 17, the federal holiday honoring the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The march p...
Bitterly Divided: The South's Inner Civil War
Williams, David
Historian David Williams lays bare the myth of a united confederacy, revealing that the South was in fact fighting two civil wars — an external one that we know so much about and an internal one about...
The Case for Socialism
Maass, Alan
An argument for socialism: a society built from the bottom up through the struggles of ordinary people against exploitation, oppression, and injustice -- one in which people come before profit. A soci...
Confederacy Redux?: Why We Should Celebrate Reconstruction
Lusane, Clarence
Reconstruction is the era that some have referred to as the United States' greatest moment of democracy.
Free State of Jones: Three cheers!
Laurier, Joanne
From 1863 to 1865, Newton Knight (1837-1922), a white, antislavery farmer in Jones County in southern Mississippi, led an insurrection against the Confederacy. Inspired by Knight's life and struggle, ...
Karl Marx and the War Against Slavery: Black History and the Class Struggle
Alexander, Don
Alexander discusses Marx and Engels's views on the Civil War, the role of the First International in the struggle to overthrow black chattel slavery, and why the Marxist program of international worki...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume 5: War & Revolution
Draper, Hal; Haberkern, E.
The subject of this volume is Marx and Engels' views on the relation between war and revolution. Its thesis is that, over the course of decades, their views on this question changed -- evolved is a be...
Lincoln: A Review: Civil War, Not Compromise, Smashed Slavery
Zorn, Jacob
Lincoln—Steven Spielberg’s new movie reduces the abolition of slavery to so many parliamentary maneuvers.
Lincoln, Abraham: Connexipedia Article
President of the United States during the American Civil War. (1809-1865).
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 19: Marx and Engels 1861 - 1864
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Colonialism, slavery, and the American Civil War.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 20: Marx and Engels 1864- 1868
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Includes The Prussian Military Question and the (German Workers' Party), and Value, Price and Profit, and articles and Reviews written in connection with the publication of Volume One of Capital.
Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies
Anderson, Kevin B.
Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expen...
A Marxist History of the World part 57: The American Civil War
Faulkner, Neil
One hundred and fifty years ago North America saw the start of a revolutionary war fought between rival systems and opposing political ideologies. Neil Faulkner looks at The American Civil War.
150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation: Finish the Civil War!
The Emancipation Proclamation was a pledge, a promise. It only freed slaves in areas that were not yet controlled by Union armies, true enough. But in that sense it was like the Declaration of Indepen...
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Race and Class in Civil War Mississippi
Spritzler, John
The poor whites of Mississippi who fought the Confederacy alongside slaves did so because of working class values that they shared with slaves. The fact that poor whites may have believed some racist ...
The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film Free State of Jones
Walsh, David
The new film written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones, about a white farmer in Mississippi, Newton Knight, who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come und...
An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln
Blackburn, Robin
A study of Marx's analysis of the American Civil War as a conflict about slavery, not tarrfifs. Marx saw the north as a bourgeois republic, and the south as expansionist.
The War of Northern Aggression
Oakes, James
A leading Civil War historian challenges the new orthodoxy about how slavery ended in America.
Writings by Marx and Engels on the U.S. Civil War
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich

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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Levine, Bruce
Story of how the American Civil War upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended.
Lincoln's Contested Legacy
Kunhardt, Philip B. III
Great Emancipator or unreconstructed racist? Defender of civil liberties or subverter of the Constitution? Each generation evokes a different Lincoln. But who was he?
My Brother's Keeper: African Canadians and the American Civil War
Prince, Bryan
Risking their own freedom, many African Canadians returned to the United States to participate in the Civil War and fight for the rights and liberty for all.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
Reconstruction era of the United States
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
In the history of the United States, Reconstruction Era has two uses; the first covers the entire nation in the period 1865-1877 following the Civil War; the second one, used in this article, covers t...
An Unfinished Revolution - Book Review
Against The Current vol. 159
Morrison, Derrick
Review of An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln, by Robin Blackburn.
Union League
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A Union League is one of a number of organizations established starting in 1862, during the American Civil War to promote loyalty to the Union side and the policies of Abraham Lincoln.