Origins of Capitalism
Go to Marxism home page
Go to Louis Proyect home page
Did agrarian capitalism exist?
Jairus Banaji wins 2011 Deutscher prize
The Birth of Capitalism
Blaut's "8 Eurocentric Historians"
The Brenner Thesis
Robert Brenner and primitive accumulation
Robert Brenner versus Chris Harman
The Brenner Thesis, Ireland and Spain
The Brenner Thesis as Iberiantalism
Testing the Brenner Thesis Against Colonial Spain and Modern South Africa
British farming resisted mechanization until the 1850s
British farming and market imperatives
Capitalism, slavery and the Brenner thesis, part 1 (Engerman-Fogel and Genovese)
Capitalism, slavery and the Brenner thesis, part 2 (Class and racial oppression prior to Reconstruction)
Capitalism, slavery and the Brenner thesis, part 3 (Reconstruction)
Capitalism, slavery and the Brenner thesis, part 4 (Marx, Lenin and various Trotskyists)
Capitalism, slavery and the Brenner thesis, part 5 (Henry Villard: portrait of a Radical Republican)
Colonialism, monarchy and soil improvement
Neil Davidson, bourgeois revolutions and the transition to capitalism
Neil Davidson,was there a bourgeois revolution? (part 2)
Ricardo Duchesne on the "transition debate"
Alan Knight: Brennerite Subalternist
Eric Mielants: The Origins of Capitalism and the Rise of the West
The transition to capitalism: is it in our genes?
More on is it in our genes?
Lenin's Tomb and the Brenner thesis
Sweetness and Power
Slavery, technical progress and the sugar plantation
Gayatri Spivak vs. Vivek Chibber
Turnips and the transition to capitalism
More on the turnip
Ellen Meiksins Wood radio interview