March 2021

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America

By Manning Marable
Originally published by Haymarket Books

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'One of those paradigm-shifting, life-changing books that has not lost its currency or relevance even after three decades. Its provocative treatise on the ravages of late capitalism, state violence, incarceration, and patriarchy on the life chances and struggles of black working-class men and women shaped an entire generation' – Robin D. G. Kelley
'In this new edition of his classic text ... Marable can challenge a new generation to find solutions to the problems that constrain the present but not our potential to seek and define a better future' – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America is a classic study of the intersection of racism and class in the United States. It has become a standard text for courses in American politics and history, and has been central to the education of thousands of political activists since the 1980s. This edition has a new foreword by Leith Mullings.
'Manning was an unflinching and breathtakingly prolific scholar whose commitments to racial, economic, gender, and international justice were unparalleled' – Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC
'A groundbreaking historian … one of America’s truest public intellectuals' The Nation