The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism

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The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism

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Gerald Horne's The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism is a must read for all wishing to understand the connection from our country's founding to the racial and socioeconomic injustices that we find ourselves facing today. "By detailing the growth of the slave trade in the 17th century, Gerald Horne reveals how white supremacy, capitalism and the original sins of slavery in the Western Hemisphere became intertwined." 

   The United States may have been declared its Independence from Britain in 1776, but it was from England and other European powers that the breakaway colonies inherited an evil that was a fundamental significance to its future: slavery. By the time of the Revolutionary War, slavery, settler colonialism, white supremacy and capitalism were essential features of what would become the United States. We are still experiencing the ruinous legacy of that heritage today.

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