Articles by

Matt Karp

Matt Karp is an assistant professor of history at Princeton University and a Jacobin contributing editor.

Expanding the Slaveocracy

Mar 21

  • Matt Karp

Historians Eric Foner and Matt Karp on the international ambitions of the US slaveholding class -- and the abolitionist movement that brought them down.

When the South Held the Keys

Nov 30

  • Matt Karp

The slaveholding class defeated in the Civil War were no ragtag band of sectionalists — they were the masters of the US state.

Fairfax County, USA

Nov 28

  • Matt Karp

Hillary Clinton won rich suburbs in record numbers. But her campaign failed to mobilize workers of all races.

The Popular Populist

Oct 18

  • Matt Karp

Bernie Sanders is the most-liked politician in the United States. What does that mean for the future of left politics here?