David Kerr: An Analysis Of The Ideas Of Karl Marx

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David Kerr’s lectures analysed the ideas of Marx on how political history is not the only history. He analysed the history of those not associated with politics or wealth, the Class, play a more important role in history. The class struggle of the ordinary people is the real history to be documented and discussed. As discussed in the lecture, the histories of kings, queens, politicians or other high ranking officials are not the only histories, but are irrelevant compared to this history of the class struggle. To discover the true events of history we, as historians, must investigate the histories of all those involved in the past.
Marx expanded history for historians as he expanded material history. Discussed was the idea of culture and …show more content…

The feudal system has been overtaken by a capitalist or Bourgeoisie system; society will finally become a class society. In the past there has been a constant history of violence and oppression , in the feudal society there was oppression against the lower class, the bourgeoisie system are slaves to the finances of the ruling class. It is only when the economic interests of the ruling class are taken away can we enter into human history. In all it comes down to the history of the class struggle and how it is the only real …show more content…

This included documenting the not only the history of the Black Americans but also on the White Americans and how they responded to the civil rights movement. Historians in this new narrative began to investigate the positives of the movement which moved away from the racial violence and the death of Martin Luther King Junior. Historians began to investigate the role taken by the federal government in support of the Civil Right movement in the Deep South and how the use of non-violence which agreed well with the northern liberals and the federal government. These lectures analysed how the narratives of history can change over time to explore different experiences and outcomes of the same

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