Surprisedly, Marxists can have a unilinear and rigid sense of history. For example, whole continents such as South America can be dismissed as “feudal” while striving towards a the capitalist phase. This way of looking at history ignores the communal past embedded in those societies. It is also insensitive to the fact that that these communal pasts have their own history. This article addresses these mistakes while also providing resource material for future study.