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Historical Materialism authors discuss the series

The Historical Materialism Book Series is a major publishing initiative of the radical left, dedicated to making available important works of Marxist theory. The peer-reviewed series publishes original monographs, translated texts, and reprints of classics across the bounds of academic disciplinary agendas and across the divisions of the left. The series is particularly concerned to encourage the internationalization of Marxist debate and aims to translate significant studies from beyond the English-speaking world.

Here, authors of a number of titles in the Historical Materialism Book Series discuss their books, and the importance of the series. You can browse the complete series, currently 50% OFFhere.


Daniel Hartley introduces The Politics of Style, an ambitious intervention which asserts the importance of a Marxist interpretation of literary style and argues for a new Marxist poetics.

Cathy Bergin introduces “Bitter with the Past but Sweet with the Dream,” an engaging, wide-ranging, and groundbreaking re-examination of the relationship between African American writers and the Communist movement in the US.

Enzo Traverso introduces The Jewish Question, his careful reconstruction of the debate surrounding the “Jewish Question” over a century of Marxist thought.

Grietje Baars introduces The Corporation, Law, and Capitalism, a radical and innovative volume which develops a Marxist understanding of the symbiosis between law and capital in our society.

Peter Hudis introduces Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, which argues that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society which informed the whole of his approach the political economy.

John Krinsky introduces Marxism and Social Movements, which explores struggles on six continents over 150 years, showing the power of Marxism to address broad social movements.

Dan La Botz introduces What Went Wrong? The Nicaraguan Revolution, an insightful and penetrating analysis of the politics of the Sandinistas and the failures of the Nicaraguan Revolution.

Panagiotis Sotiris introduces Crisis, Movement, Strategy, which grapples with the theoretical, analytical, and strategic questions posed by the recent experience of the radical left in Greece.

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  • The Politics of Style

  • 'Bitter with the Past but Sweet with the Dream'

  • The Jewish Question

  • The Corporation, Law, and Capitalism

  • Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

  • Marxism and Social Movements

    Edited by Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, et al.
  • What Went Wrong? The Nicaraguan Revolution

  • Crisis, Movement, Strategy

    Edited by Panagiotis Sotiris
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