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By George Novack

A old materialist research of the genocide opposed to local american citizens, the yankee Revolution, the Civil struggle, the increase of commercial capitalism, and the 1st wave of the struggle for women's rights.

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The material prerequisites for this new form of production and collective life are taking shape within the capitalist structure itself. This new social power has already announced itself through the swift insurgence of the CIO in the late thirties when, after operating like uncontrolled despots in basic industry for many decades, the monopolists suddenly were challenged by powerful unions of industrial workers. These organized workers will next be knocking on the doors of political power. Let us assure both the witch-hunters and the witch doctors of capitalism that the American monopolists will not be overthrown, like the Indians, by foreign forces.

Indians without contact with western civilization were careful not to slaughter more animals than were needed for personal consumption. But once they trapped and hunted for the market, other incentives came into play. These drove the tribes whose hunting and fishing grounds approached exhaustion into bitter competition with adjoining tribes for control of the available supply. The new conditions produced bloody clashes between competing tribes as well as with the white men who sought possession of the hunting grounds for their own reasons.

The rise of the English colonies in North America and their successful strivings for unhampered development form one of the most celebrated chapters in modern history. But an all-sided review of the process must note that a price was paid for these achievements, especially in the sphere of social relations. The Struggle for the Land George Novack (1949) A correct conception of the place occupied in American history by Indian society throws much-needed light upon another fundamental question of this country's social evolution-the struggle for possession of the land.

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