The Development Of Capitalism In The Navajo Nation

A Political-Economic History 1850 - 1980

by Lawrence David Weiss, Ph.D.

Published by Kennyhill Publishing Company at Smashwords

Copyright 1984 Lawrence David Weiss

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1. Natural Economy to 1864

Early History
Economy and Class Structure Prior to Bosque Redondo
The Navajo Weaving Industry
Expansion of the National Economy and Military Conquest

2. 1864 - 1899 Rise And Dominance Of Independently-Developed Merchant Capital

After the Return: Causes of Unequal Stock Distribution
Decline of Agricultural Production for Consumption
Elimination of Former Markets and the Creation of New Markets
Improvement of Transportation and Its Relationship to the Increased Flow of Commodities
Expansion of Merchant Capital
Capture of Domestic Production and Its Replacement with Manufactured Commodities
Use of Credit to Stimulate the Exchange of Commodities
Merchant Capital Increases Its Control Over All Aspects of Production
Home Colonization and the Preservation of Land-Extensive Domestic Commodity Production
The Wholly-Expropriated Sector of the Navajo
Development of Wage Labor Among the Wholly-Expropriated Sector

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