Origins of Capitalism

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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

The tide turns against Political Marxism

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

A response to an Ellen Meiksins Wood Jacobin article