Blackburn, Robin

Robin Blackburn
BsSc 1965, University of London
Distinguished Visiting Professor of History

History of revolution, colonialism and empire, history of slavery and abolition; secrets of capitalism and the corporation; political economy of finance and social security.
Recent Publications:
"Empire and Emancipation: from Cromwell to Karl Rove", Daedalus, Summer 2005; "How Monica Lewinsky Saved Social Security", in Alexander Cockburn, ed., 'A Dime's Worth of Difference', 2004; ''The Enron Debacle", New Left Review 14, 2002; “1968,” The Nation (2004); Banking on Death: Or, Investing in Life—The History and Future of Pensions (2002); “The Imperial Presidency,” Constellations (2002); “Cuba Under the Hammer,” New Left Review (2000); The Making of New World Slavery: From Baroque to Modern, 1492–1800 (1997); The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776–1848 (1988).
Office Location:
Room 514, 80 Fifth Ave
Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5376 x4923


Research Interests:
History of socialism and communism; contemporary business scandals; intergenerational relations; the history of slavery and abolition in the 19th century; History of capitalism and communism.

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