Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Abolitionists, Communists, and Jacobin magazine’s fake Jeff Davis quote

| March 4, 2018

One of the stranger recent currents in historical discussions around slavery involves an increasingly common attempt by scholars and activists on the far left to enlist historical abolitionists as ideological ammunition to the causes of anti-capitalism or even socialism. A primary motivating factor appears to be the so-called “New History of Capitalism” (NHC) genre of […]