The American Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution (Pt. 1)
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Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson kicks off our miniseries on a Marxist analysis of the American Civil War. He lays out the basic theoretical foundations for understanding the events of the War, which Marxists see as the second American Revolution. Full transcript:

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Music: "Battle Cry of Freedom", University of California, Santa Barbara Library (CC BY-NC 2.5)

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