Author: James Parisot

James Parisot currently (precariously) teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia. This article is based on his forthcoming book, available for pre-order with Pluto Press, How America Became Capitalist: Imperial Expansion and the Conquest of the West.

  • Imperialism and Capitalism: As American as Apple Pie?

    In the midst of the U.S. Civil War (1861 – 1865), as somewhere between half a million to three quarters of a million bodies lay dead from bullets and disease, Emanuel Leutze completed a painting titled Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way for the U.S. Capitol. The painting celebrated empire as central to … Keep reading »