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The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation / Edition 1
     

The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation / Edition 1

by Perelman
 

ISBN-10: 0822324911

ISBN-13: 9780822324911

Pub. Date: 05/03/2000

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Rethinks the history of classical political economy by assessing the Marxian idea of “primitive accumulation,” the process by which a propertyless working class is created.

Overview

Rethinks the history of classical political economy by assessing the Marxian idea of “primitive accumulation,” the process by which a propertyless working class is created.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822324911
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/03/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Dark Designs....................1
1 The Enduring Importance of Primitive Accumulation....................13
2 The Theory of Primitive Accumulation....................25
3 Primitive Accumulation and the Game Laws....................38
4 The Social Division of Labor and Household Production....................59
5 Elaborating the Model of Primitive Accumulation....................92
6 The Dawn of Political Economy....................124
7 Sir James Steuart's Secret History of Primitive Accumulation....................139
8 Adam Smith's Charming Obfuscation of Class....................171
9 The Revisionist History of Professor Adam Smith....................196
10 Adam Smith and the Ideological Role of the Colonies....................229
11 Benjamin Franklin and the Smithian Ideology of Slavery and Wage Labor....................254
12 The Classics as Cossacks: Classical Political Economy versus the Working Class....................280
13 The Counterattack....................321
14 Notes on Development....................352
Conclusion....................369
References....................371
Index....................407

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