[PDF FREE] (A People's History of the World) Author Chris Harman


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  • A People's History of the World
  • Chris Harman
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  • 28 February 2020
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A People's History of the World Read Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Chris Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals Interacting with the forces of technological change as well as the impact of powerful individuals and revolutionary ideas th. We didn t manage to get very far in my so called World History class in ninth grade like somehow we didn t get to Asia or out of the medieval period Like Howard Zinn s People s History I suspect that this tome is meant for people like me who disenchanted by the long list of battles and kings they were forced to memorize by name in school never developed a strong interest in what is called history At least that s why I picked up this book Unlike Zinn s People s History though this one got hung up on its own special interests Chris Hartman is a socialist which will necessarily impact but I didn t realize would intrude on his account of world history The welcome impact of his political stance came from his careful analysis of the conseuences of historical events on the lives of the general populace The early chapters of People s History for example provide a decent explanation for the establishment of class hierarchies as a response to the development of agriculture Hartman also provides a cogent argument for the link between a healthy bourgesoise and both economic productivity and democracy drawing heavily from Marx one that I think every member of a 21rst century industrial economy should understand His discussion of the post communist societies of Russia and China which he gives a lot of attention to of course is also extremely valuable Still the focus of the narrative overall remained on what the big names were doing Possibly this is a reflection of the evidence available but if so Hartman owed his readers an explanation The book was also heavily weighted towards the usual areas of interest to Westerners excluding much discussion at all of Africa and of many areas of Latin America and Asia outside of the colonial period Post enlightenment the book became weighted down with the names of labour and strike leaders while discussion of their impact was almost absent as if its author made the assumption that his audience already understood Cabin Fever with Alice (Brazen Babysitters, #3) of human history as a narrative Biblical E of Your Turn Alice Brazen Babysitters #2 ordinary people forming and re forming complex societies in pursuit Ancient Ruins (Ancient Dreams Book 1) of common human goals Interacting with the forces Fairyopolis of technological change as well as the impact Caught Short of powerful individuals and revolutionary ideas th. 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A People's History of the World Read Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ese societies have engendered events familiar to every schoolchild from the empires of antiuity to the world wars of the twentieth centuryIn a bravura conclusion Chris Harman exposes the reductive complacency of contemporary capitalism and asks in a world riven as never before by suffering an. I was inspired to read this book by the revelation of just how ignorant I was of world history pre 1895 blame it on the cinematic foundations of my education I was also intrigued with it following my recent reading of Zinn s history of the American people And I must say it proved a priceless source of information I had however a lot of problems with the book despite its undeniably splendid passages For one thing the very ambition of the project gives way to certain ludicrousies How is one to write a complete history of the world s oppressed in one volume I would be forgiving of this trap had the author acknowledged the inherent narrativizing simplifications of the historian as Zinn does while attending to a vastly modest project Instead Harmon offers the suppressed Marxist truth of all human history He connects the parts for us to Know How and Why It Was To uestion him would be silly or counter revolutionary Harmon is a prominent member of the Trotskyist Socialism Worker s Party of Britain To uestion his interpretation of Marxism would be to miss understand Marxism And how does Harmon tackle the task of writing the suppressed history of the people of the world By writing a populist version of typically imperialist histories by which I mean he writes a Euro centric history of the oppressed We follow basically the development of the working class in Europe and later North America with brief obligatory mentions of the development of class society in Asia the Muslim world and Latin America After the rise of Greece there s a 3 5 page chapter on Africa No mention on Oceania whatsoever There s also the problem that a good third of this tome which is sub titled From the Stone Age to the New Millennium is devoted to the twentieth century Harmon s explanation is that human civilization has changed in the past one hundred or so years than the rest of history combined I find this claim spacious and despite the use of the following term as an accusation by many such as Harmon who call themselves Trotskyists characteristic of vulgar Marxism as opposed to thoughtful Marxism That everything that matters or ever has mattered can be explained within the parameters of the contemporary working class experience as if such experience too is not just a symptom of the gestations of history and therefore worthy of time and attention than the history that conditioned it Having said that the sections on pre capitalist society are by far the best Indeed there are some truly great chapters What I enjoyed the most were Harmon s histories of the rise of the major religions they manage to remain both entirely materialist and profoundly humane He relates how the masses of people centuries or millennia ago faced conditions so desperate that they had to turn to the hope of a better world than the one they lived in and what particular conditions drove them to choose some religions over others even if that meant entire masses choosing religions that differed from those of their upbringing The newly urbanized Roman subjects attracted to the monotheism of the Judeo tradition because it meant worshiping only one deity instead of many a God who looked down on humanity as a mass like an urban mass instead of a Sprite that expected the individual to attend to its one particular role in nature And the apostles and rulers who recognized these tendencies of the masses and through appeal and guile institutionalized the religions Sadly Harmon is as narrow in his interpretation of the history of capitalist society as he is empathetic and panoramic in his take on certain passages of pre capitalist society He incorrectly euates the economic system of the Stalinist and post Stalinist Soviet bloc with the state capitalism of nationalist bourgeoisie tendencies such as the Arab Baathist movement What is worse he simplistically denounces both as bad What start as revolutions be they in the form of the rise of the Bolshevik Party in 1917 or the rebellion of the Iranian masses against the Shaw devolve into counter revolution as soon as they take any turn that Harmon does not agree with and Harmon makes no effort to understand the cultural history of each country once he is writing about the period of global capitalism as if the development of global capitalism meant that all national and cultural traits and traditions had ceased to be relevant Fortunately Harmon s conclusion is about the future and it is a stirring statement about the uestions humanity must face itself with if it wants to survive Even this however is indicative of the author s tendency to reduce humanity entire into a simplistic us

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A People's History of the World Read Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF D ineuality why we imagine that it can or should survive much longer Ambitious provocative and invigorating A People's History of the World delivers a vital corrective to traditional history as well as a powerful sense of the deep currents of humanity which surge beneath the froth of governme. The book is very valuable especially for those who want to learn from the history of people I found that the book is rather a reference not a story of people who have lived on the earth One can return to it if heshe wants to read about specific period or civilization I enjoyed much of the information presented on the book Recommended for history readers


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