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 No.2431263

What economic mode of production did the Old South rely on? Was it a pre-capitalist economy (archaic slave-holding or maybe feudalism), already a form of capitalism in itself or a transitional stage between the two? Moreover, what role did the expropriation of native land and the exploitation of slave labor play in the formation of American capitalism?

 No.2431265

>>2431263

It depended on the state.


 No.2431290

From what I can tell (and this is just a laymen’s observation) it would be considered a slave economy in the same sense as pre-feudal societies simply because the majority of the workforce were slaves, thus making master-slave the primary relation of production rather than serf-lord or worker-capitalist. Obviously Mississippi in 1822 looked completely different from Rome in 100 AD, but if we define a mode of production by the dominant relations of production, then they would both be categorized as slave societies.


 No.2431651

bump


 No.2431652

Socialism.

Because it didn't work.


 No.2431711

I think the ante-bellum south illustrates that Marx’s view of history was a bit simplistic.


 No.2431714


 No.2431870

>>2431711

I suppose it is determined by how you interpret Marx. Is his model of historical materialism how things must play out, or simply how they have played out in most societies?


 No.2431891

Capitalist. It should go without saying that the Southern slave economy was absolutely vital to the industrialization of the West. Society where workers are forced to expand capital is capitalist society.

>>2431714

Proyect is a well-known pseudoleft liberal. I'd seriously recommend anyone in this thread refrain from reading this drivel.


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