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Meanwhile I also bring together the discourse of globalization, post-colonial studies and Marxist critique of the primitive accumulation of capital through the exploitation of the indigenous natural resources and indigenous labor.
I argue that the foreclosure entails the haunting of the native miners in the discourse of the European characters with some doubling as narrators and informants, and that the haunting in turn exposes both the primitive accumulation of capital and the modern accumulation by dispossession articulated by Marx and Harvey respectively.
Moreover, she assumes that the primitive accumulation of capital ends with Spanish colonialism and that the Gould Concession starts with a clean slate.
In so doing, she appears to condemn the primitive accumulation of capital under Spanish colonialism but sanctions the modern accumulation by dispossession by the Gould Concession.
Yet the primitive accumulation of capital does not end with Spanish colonialism; it continues under the Gould Concession with wage labor.
Hence, when Hall writes "that the legacies of the old British Empire offer a range of legal, organizational, and institutional outgrowths that can be deployed in checking the more monopolistic and monocultural propensities of the new American Empire," in my view he is far too soft on a regime that brutalized the world in the interests of the primitive accumulation of capital.