Re: [OPE-L] 'primitive' or 'original'; "so-called" or not; expropriation and accumulation

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Sat Sep 09 2006 - 11:43:35 EDT


Well, since you reproduced the following quote from Marx, I have
a question which you -- or someone else on the list -- might be able to

> "The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement
> and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the
> conquest and looting of the East Indies, the turning of Africa into a
> warren  for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalled the rosy
> dawn of the era of capitalist production. These idyllic proceedings are
> the chief moments of primitive accumulation. On their heels treads the
> commercial war of the European nations, with the globe for a theatre. It
> begins with the revolt of the  Netherlands from Spain, assumes giant
> dimensions in England's Anti-Jacobin War, and is still going on in the
> opium wars against China, &c.

In what sense did  it begin with the revolt of Netherlands from

In solidarity, Jerry

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