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Andrew Hartman

Illinois State University’s Professor of History Andrew Hartman will present the Faculty Research Seminar at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. The talk, “Karl Marx in America” will be in Schroeder Hall, room 211. The talk is free and open to the public.

According to Hartman, to read and think about Karl Marx is to grapple with the modern world that capitalism has made. This includes modern America—especially modern America. Because the United States is the nation in world history most committed to capitalism, and because Marx is the world’s most enduring theorist of capitalism, Marx is a veritable American alter ego.

This talk is based on Hartman’s current book project, which is an investigation into the meaning of Americans reading and thinking about Marx from 1861, when Marx made waves across the Atlantic with his astute analysis of the Civil War, to the present, when Marx is on many American horizons yet again. The talk will highlight some of the specific historical case studies of Marx in America.

For more information or for special accommodations, contact the Department of History at (309) 309) 438-5641.