Book panel on Charles Post's "The American Road to Capitalism," published in 2011 as part of the Historical Materialism book series.
Charles Post is an author and Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York. His research interests include the origins of capitalism, social class and politics and the state.
Sven Beckert is a Professor of American History at Harvard University. Professor Beckert's research and teaching focus on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political and transnational dimensions.
Vivek Chibber is an Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University. His research interests include economic sociology, sociology of development, Marxian theory, political sociology, comparative-historical sociology, and social theory.
*Note: the audio file for Vivek Chibber's presentation was particularly poor quality and was therefore unfit for uploading.
Historical Materialism (HM) is one the foremost journals of Marxian theory. Since 2006, North American HM conferences have been organized in New York City and Toronto (which will now alternate with bi-annual Spring conferences). HMNY 2011 began with a reception on the evening of Friday, May 6, and took place on May 7 and 8 at the New School for Social Research in downtown Manhattan.