How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?

How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?

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In this panoramic historical analysis, Neil Davidson defends a renovated concept of bourgeois revolution. Davidson shows how globalised societies of the present are the result of a contested, turbulent history marked by often forceful revolutions directed against old social orders, from the Dutch Revolt to the English and American Civil Wars and beyond.Here, for example, is Che guevara speaking to Cuban trade unionists in 1960 about a€œobligations that even conflict with ... because one of the great obliga- tions of todaya#39;s working class is to produce wella€: when i say a€œproduce, a€ the workers can ... the creation of sources of work, and it has got to be the type of production that does not cost anyone his job. . . . Change ... a€œin their private lives these men may be ascetic, a€ wrote ian Roxborough in one of the few academic texts of the sixties oranbsp;...

Title:How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?
Author:Neil Davidson
Publisher:Haymarket Books - 2012


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