Charles Post

Charles Post’s CUNY webpage.

(2021) ‘Structure and Agency in Historical Materialism: A Response to Knafo and Teschke‘, Historical Materialism, 29:3, Nov. 2021.

(2021) ‘What Happened to the “Dirty Break”? The Evolution of a Socialist Electoral Strategy‘, Spectre Journal, Sept. 17, 2021.

(2021) ‘Beyond Electoralism: Mass Action and the Remaking of the Working Class‘, (written with David McNally), Spectre Journal, June 12th, 2021.

(2021) ‘A Response to Satnam Virdee’s The Longue Durée of Racialized Capitalism‘, The Brooklyn Rail Online, Feb. 2021.

(2020) ‘Backing Biden will not stop Trumpism: A Response to Stephen R. Shalom‘, (written with Ashley Smith), Tempest Magazine, Oct. 20, 2020.

(2020) ‘Beyond “Racial Capitalism”: Toward a Unified Theory of Capitalism and Racial Oppression‘, The Brooklyn Rail Online, Oct. 2020.

(2020) ‘The lesser-evil trap: Socialists and the 2020 election‘, (written with Ashley Smith), Tempest Magazine, Aug. 16, 2020.

(2019) ‘How Capitalist  Were The ‘Bourgeois Revolutions’?: Neil Davidson’s How Revolutionary Were  The Bourgeois Revolutions?’, Historical Materialism, 27:3, Nov. 2019.

(2017) ‘Slavery and the New History of Capitalism‘, Catalyst: A Journal of Theory & Strategy, Vol 1, No. 1, Spring 2017.

(2016) ‘The Roots of Trumpism‘, Leftvoice, December 26th, 2016.

(2016) ‘The Republicans have been Trumped‘, The Brooklyn Rail Online, Oct. 4th, 2016.

(2015) ‘Review article: The American Counterrevolution of 1776’, Science & Society, Vol. 79, No. 4, pp. 614-621. (Review of Gerald Horne – The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America.)

(2015) with Kim Moody, ‘The Politics of US Labor, Paralysis and Possibility,’ Socialist Register, 2015, pp. 295-317.

(2014) ‘The Roots of Working Class Reformism and Conservatism: A Response to Zak Cope’s Defense of the “Labour Aristocracy” Thesis,” Research in Political Economy, 29, pp. 241-260.

(2014) ‘The American Path of Bourgeois Development Revisited: A Response,’ Science & Society, 78(3), July, pp. 369-379.

(2014) ‘The Debate on Marxism and History: What is at Stake? A Response to Neil Davidson,’ International Socialist Review, Issue #92.

(2012). ‘What is left of Leninism? New European Left Parties in Historical Perspective,Socialist Register 2013: The Question of Strategy. Vol. 49. London: Merlin Press. pp. 174-197

(2012). Review Essay of Robin Blackburn, The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights. Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, 20(4), pp. 199-212.

(2011). ‘Social-Property Relations, Class-Conflict and the Origins of the US Civil War: Towards a New Social Interpretation,’ Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, 19(4), pp. 129-168

(2011). The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict 1620-1877. Leiden: Brill.

(2011). ‘A Crucial Book,‘ (Review of David McNally’s Global Slump), New Socialist Webzine, January 30th.

(2010). ‘Exploring Working-Class Consciousness: A Critique of the Theory of the “Labour-Aristocracy.”Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, 18(4), pp. 3-38

(2009). ‘Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Colonial British North America: The Place of the American Revolution in the Origins of US Capitalism‘, Journal of Agrarian Change, 9(4), pp. 453-483.

(2008). ‘Comment: Primitive Accumulation in Modern China,’ Dialectical Anthropology, 32

(2003). ‘Plantation Slavery and Economic Development in the Antebellum Southern United States ‘, Journal of Agrarian Change, 3(3), pp. 289-332

(2002). ‘Comments on the Brenner–Wood Exchange on the Low Countries‘, Journal of Agrarian Change, 2(1), pp. 88-95

(1999). “Ernest Mandel and the Marxian Theory of Bureaucracy” in Gilbert Achcar (ed), The Marxism of Ernest Mandel. London: Verso Books.

(1997). ‘The “Agricultural Revolution” in the US: The Development of Capitalism and the Adaptation of the Reaper in the Antebellum U.S. North,Science and Society, 61(2), Summer, pp. 216-228

(1995). ‘The agrarian origins of US capitalism: The transformation of the northern countryside before the civil war‘, Journal of Peasant Studies, 22(3), pp. 389-445

(1984). “A New Middle Class?” Against the Current, 2(4), Winter

with Martin J. Murray (1984). ‘The “Agrarian Question,” Class Struggle and the Capitalist State in South Africa and the United States,’ Insurgent Sociologist, 11(3), Winter

(1982). ‘The American Road to Capitalism‘, New Left Review, I/133, May-June, pp. 30-51.

Online Articles

Charles has written a number of articles for the online e-magazine Jacobin, available here.

(2016) – ‘The Republicans’ Trump Problem.’

Video Media

The American Road to Capitalism – Charles Post, with Vivek Chibber and David McNally, Brecht Forum, December 8th, 2011.

The Rationale of Austerity – Charles Post at Solidarity Midwest Regional School, March 31st, 2012.

The American Road to Capitalism – Charles Post at Tennessee State University, September 2012.

‘The Rise of the Right’ – Charles Post at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, September 2012.

Audio Media

Charles on Against the Grain Radio show, talking about The American Road to Capitalism, 25th August, 2015.