Convened by Branden Rippey
Downtown Newark on Orchard Street
Using A People’s History of the World by Chris Harman, this course will study the broad trends in the history of our world, from early human civilization to today. We will complete the book during this term, covering events from 1750 through our present day. The goal of the course is to apply Harman’s Marxist perspective to understand major trends and significant junctures in world history, why Marx stated that the history of all prior societies has been the history of class struggle, and how that history of class struggles has shaped class and race relations today and provide us with valuable lessons for combating capitalism during our current stage of human development.
Branden Rippey is a history teacher in Newark, New Jersey, a founding member of the Newark Education Workers (NEW Caucus), and is active in socialist politics.
Sliding Scale: $60 / $70 / $80
$5 or $10 per session. No one turned away for inability to pay
MEP Classes in Newark: A short walk from Newark Penn Station