Monthly Archives: August 2014

Interview: Alex Gourevitch on Thomas Paine

Originally posted on The Junto:
Alex Gourevitch is an assistant professor of political science at Brown University. At this summer’s SHEAR conference in Philadelphia, he presented (without reading! It’s still a novelty to us historians!) a paper called “Paine and…

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Capitalism and Slavery

Originally posted on Corey Robin:
I’ve mentioned Greg Grandin’s book Empire of Necessity on this blog before. It’s basically the true story—and more!—behind Melville’s Benito Cereno, which if you haven’t read, you should read right away. And then read Greg’s…

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