- Capital, Chapter 26 – The Secret of Primitive Accumulation
- Capital, Chapter 27 – Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land
- Capital, Chapter 28 – Bloody Legislation against the Expropriated, from the End of the 15th Century. Forcing down of Wages by Acts of Parliament
- Capital, Chapter 29: Genesis of the Capitalist Farmer
- Capital, Chapter 30: Reaction of the Agricultural Revolution on Industry. Creation of the Home-Market for Industrial Capital
- Capital, Chapter 31: Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist
- Capital, Chapter 32: Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulation
- Capital, Chapter 33: The Modern Theory of Colonisation
- David Harvey – Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 1: Class 12 – Chapter 26-33
- David Harvey – Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 1: Class 13 – Conclusion
- PolyluxMarx: A Capital Workbook – p. 135- 138
- David Harvey, A Companion to Marx”s Capital, Chapter 11 – Conclusion
- If colonization was a way out of its crisis for capitalism in Marx’s day, has this remained the case?
- Do you think the concentration of capital has continued uninterrupted up to the present day? What in general do you think has happened to the distribution of wealth?
- Does socialism need a phase of “primitive accumulation”?
- Discuss the issue of cultural creation and destruction in the rise of capitalism. Give some examples of cultures which were mostly, or entirely destroyed. Was this destruction a one-time phenomenon of primitive accumulation or has it been an ongoing process?
- List the punishments Marx mentions for refusal to work? Are there such punishments today? What are they? In society in general? In the school? In the family? In prisons?
- What was the role of the “international credit system” in primitive accumulation? Explain Marx’s examples. What do you imagine is its role today? Do you think Marx’s comment – “A great deal of capital, which appears today in the United States without any birth-certificate, was yesterday, in England (or elsewhere), the capitalized blood of children.” (Chapter 31) – is still true?