Genocide Against the Indians: Its Role in the Rise of U. S. Capitalism

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Why did the leaders of the Europeans who settled in North America try to exterminate the peoples already living there? How was the campaign of genocide against the Indians linked to the expansion of capitalism in the United States? Noted Marxist George Novack answers these questions.

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Why did the leaders of the Europeans who settled in North America try to exterminate the peoples already living there? How was the campaign of genocide against the Indians linked to the expansion of capitalism in the United States? Noted Marxist George Novack answers these questions.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780873481601
  • Publisher: Pathfinder Press GA
  • Publication date: 12/1/1970
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    a system based on murder and crime

    Every few years, the historicans find there were more Native people living in the Americas, particularly in the United States, at the time the European invasion began, than they had previously calculated. For example, in California where it used to be said there were almost no Native Americans, we now know there were at least million people living before the Europeans arrived. The conquest of the Indians in the United States was Genocide, an attempt to wipe out all the native peoples, to steal their land, to destroy their cultures. North American capitalism was built on this theft and murder, and on the slavery of millions of Africans, the robbery of Mexico, the colonization of the Phillipines, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Hawaii, and the exploitation of American working people and farmers for 400 years. In advance of historians who were inspired by the rise of a radical Native-American movement in the 1960s and 1970s, Novack puts the real history of Genocide straight in a rebuttal of the lies of the president of Harvard. Novack, one of the great Marxist philosophers of all time, puts the record of crime into the contact of the growth and development of the struggle of all working people in this country and the world against U.S. Capitalism. Written in the past, this small pamphlet, a segment from Novack's Marxist Essays in American History, provides an understanding that will help the struggles of Native Americans and other oppressed people in the present and the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2004

    Timeless and Timely

    This pamphlet is both timeless and timely. Harvard alumni and revolutionary Marxist philosopher George Novack answers former Harvard president Conant's falsification of U.S. history and the conquest of the Indians. The genocidal nature of the capitalist victory over the Indians' primitive communism is typically ignored by imperialist historians and politicians. Novack explains both how and why this conflict - which took hundreds of years - occurred and what the future portends. As Novack explains in his conclusion: 'American monopolists will not be overthrown, like the Indians, by foreign forces. They are destined to be dislodged from within, like the feudal landlords, the English crown, and the Southern slavocracy. This job will be done by social forces generated under their own system and provoked by their own reactionary rule. Not least among these forces will be the descendants of the red, black, and brown peoples which were subjugated by the bourgeois property owners on their way to supreme power.'

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