By George Novack
A old materialist research of the genocide opposed to local americans, the yank Revolution, the Civil struggle, the increase of business capitalism, and the 1st wave of the struggle for women's rights.
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Their defeats brought death or enslavement to the Indians, expulsion from the tribal territories, and distribution of their land to the whites. " Shouldn't its president show more respect for the historical origins of his own state and for the deeds of his Pilgrim ancestors? The same predatory policy was duplicated in the other colonies-and no less vigorously prosecuted after they secured independence. An itinerant preacher, Peter Cartwright, testifies in his autobiography concerning the conquest of Kentucky: "Kentucky was claimed by no particular tribe of Indians, but was regarded as a common hunting ground by the various tribes, east, west, north and south.
In our time the workers are the pioneers and builders of the new world, the bearers of a higher culture. They embody a more efficient method of production and are fully capable of assimilating, mastering and applying all the achievements of science and technology, including the science of social change and the techniques of struggle for political power. Uprooting all the abominations of class society and cultivating everything worthy in the techniques, knowledge, and culture taken over from capitalism, the builders of the coming society will vindicate the achievements of the past by surpassing them.
The fur trade early became one of the most profitable and far-flung branches of commerce between North America and Europe. The fur factors, hunters, and trappers served as agents of the rich merchants and big chartered monopolies dominating the business and acted as advance scouts of capitalist civilization. The Indians were first drawn into the orbit of capitalist commerce largely through extension of the fur trade. In the course of time the fur-trading tribes embraced all the North American Indians except those in the extreme South and Southwest.
Americas Revolutionary Heritage by George Novack