QMUL Marxists: The Carribean revolutions and the end of the slave trade


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Venue: Francis Bancroft Room G.13, Mile End Campus

To celebrate Black History Month the QMUL Marxist Society will be discussing the Carribean Revolutions and the end of the Atlantic slave trade.

Karl Marx wrote that Capitalism is born "dripping with blood from every pore", and the reality of this was made clear through the slave trade, which inflicted untold suffering on millions of people, but which played a pivotal role in the expansion of the world market and the creation of modern Capitalism.

Slavery was brought to an end due to the revolutionary slave uprisings that were taking place in the Carribean and elsewhere, and also due to the economically driven shift to wage labour (effective slavery). Few tears were shed over the loss of the unprofitable slave markets. Join the QMUL Marxists as we discuss this important period of human history.

The meeting will be held on Thursday 19th at 6pm in Francis Bancroft Room G.13.