Chapter 26: The Secret of Primitive Accumulation
Chapter 27: The Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land
Chapter 28: Bloody Legislation against the Expropriated since the End of the 15th Century. The Forcing Down of Wages by Act of Parliament
Chapter 29: The Genesis of the Capitalist Farmer
Chapter 30: Impact of the Agricultural Revolution on Industry. The creation of a Home Market for Industrial Capital
Chapter 31: The Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist
Chapter 32: The Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulation
Chapter 33: The Modern Theory of Colonization

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for both the Penguin Classics and Vintage Books editions of Capital.

Listen now:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Class 12 Files: Video MOV (238.8 MB) M4V (502.1 MB) | Audio MP3 (58.5 MB) OGG (52.8 MB).

(To download on a PC right-click on an above file and click ‘Save as’ or ‘Download to’. On a Mac Control-click instead of right-click.)

Problems viewing or downloading files? View on: YouTube,, or Vimeo.

These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital published by Verso in 2010.

© 2012 David Harvey

CC License

Reading Marx’s Capital by David Harvey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Go to Class 13, Conclusion