Marcus Rediker, the fine historian who wrote Villains of All Nations, is often d
Marcus Rediker, the fine historian who wrote Villains of All Nations, is often described as a Marxist scholar. This does not mean that he is a Soviet fellow-traveler or communist (although his personal politics are surely left of center). Rather, it means that over the years his research has been informed by Karl Marx’s critical understanding of capitalism and his insistence on class relations as primary drivers of historical change.
In 3-400 words, tell me how Rediker’s Marxist historical sensibilities manifest themselves in his account of Atlantic piracy, and whether those sensibilities make the book’s argument more or less effective.
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