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Beckert, Sven

Overview
Works: 32 works in 119 publications in 3 languages and 4,252 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD9870.5, 338.4767721
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sven Beckert
Empire of cotton : a global history by Sven Beckert( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in 1780, these men created a potent innovation (Beckert calls it war capitalism, capitalism based on unrestrained actions of private individuals; the domination of masters over slaves, of colonial capitalists over indigenous inhabitants), and crucially affected the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia. We see how this thing called war capitalism shaped the rise of cotton, and then was used as a lever to transform the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners. In this as in so many other ways, Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the modern world. The result is a book as unsettling and disturbing as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist"--
The monied metropolis : New York City and the consolidation of the American bourgeoisie, 1850-1896 by Sven Beckert( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, in the 1880s and 1890s, we observe the emergence of a fully self-conscious and inordinately powerful New York upper class." "Drawing on a remarkable range of sources - from tax lists to personal papers, credit ratings to congressional testimony - The Monied Metropolis provides a richly textured historical portrait of society redefining itself. Its reach extends well beyond New York, into the most important issues of social and political change in nineteenth-century America."--Jacket
The American bourgeoisie : distinction and identity in the nineteenth century by Julia B Rosenbaum( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What precisely constitutes an American bourgeoisie? Scholars have grappled with the question for a long time. Economic positions-the ownership of capital, for instance-most obviously defines this group. Control of resources cannot explain, however, the emergence of shared identities or the capacity for collective action: after all, economic interests frequently drove capital-rich Americans apart as they competed for markets or governmental favors. This book argues that one of the most important factors in this respect was the articulation of a shared culture, but this aspect has been neglected by most scholarship on the issue. This volume engages a fundamental disciplinary question about this period in American history: how did the bourgeoisie consolidate their power and fashion themselves not simply as economic leaders but as cultural innovators and arbiters? How did culture help them formulate a sense of themselves as a distinct social group with shared identities, while simultaneously setting themselves apart from other Americans?"--
Empire of cotton a global history by Sven Beckert( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Beginning well before the advent of machine production in the 1780s, these men captured ancient trades and skills in Asia, combined them with the expropriation of lands in the Americas
Plantation kingdom : the American South and its global commodities by Richard J Follett( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Students need to understand how market demand for certain staple crops created plantations and the slave- and then indentured-labor system, and this book explains it. The third entry in the Cunliffe Series, it examines the cultivation of American tobacco, rice, sugar, and cotton in the context of global economic developments, from the late colonial period through the late nineteenth century. Domestic and foreign demand for these commodities greatly enriched the owners of land and labor (or those who controlled 'free' labor), bringing the grandees prestige and political power. But of course these markets could take away as well as give, so fluctuating demand and over-production often wreaked havoc on the Southern economy--affecting the well-being even of people not directly involved in staple-crop agriculture. So were these crops an advantage or something else? How could even the best of intentions improve race relations when so many whites found themselves caught in the staple-crop net? One lesson this book teaches may be the practical limits on human agency"--
Zeitenwenden : Herrschaft, Selbstbehauptung und Integration zwischen Reformation und Liberalismus : Festgabe für Arno Herzig zum 65. Geburtstag( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bis zum diesem Punkt und nicht weiter : Arbeitsalltag während des Zweiten Weltkriegs in einer Industrieregion Offenbach-Frankfurt by Sven Beckert( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of American capitalism by Sven Beckert( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliquiare als Heiligkeitsbeweis und Echtheitszeugnis by Bruno Reudenbach( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bis zu diesem Punkt und nicht weiter : Arbeitsalltag während d. Zweiten Weltkriegs in e. Industrieregion Offenbach-Frankfurt by Sven Beckert( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monied metropolis : New York City and the consolidation of the bourgeoisie, 1850-1900 by Sven Beckert( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of New York City's bourgeoisie, 1850-1886 by Sven Beckert( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital and power : New York City and the rise of the American bourgeoisie by Sven Beckert( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kultur des Kapitals : Bürgerliche Kultur in New York und Hamburg im 19. Jahrhundert by Sven Beckert( )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliquiare als Heiligkeitsbeweis und Echtheitszeugnis. Ausgehend von Liegenden / Anne Duden [u.a.] by Bruno Reudenbach( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building affordable housing : what role for organized labor? by Stephen R Sleigh( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard and slavery : seeking a forgotten history by Harvard University( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The seminar's goal was to gain a better understanding of the history of the institution in which we were learning and teaching, and to bring closer to home one of the greatest issues of American history: slavery. ... The following pages will summarize some of the findings of the students' research. They show that the history of slavery is also local history."--Introduction (p. 3)
El imperio del algodón : Una historia global by Sven Beckert( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Tuskegee nach Togo : das Problem der Freiheit im Reich der Baumwolle by Sven Beckert( )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Workers in hard times : a long view of economic crises by Leon Fink( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The monied metropolis : New York City and the consolidation of the American bourgeoisie, 1850-1896
Alternative Names
Beckert, Sven 9999-

Sven Beckert American historian

Sven Beckert deutscher Historiker

Sven Beckert Duits historicus

Sven Beckert historien allemand

اسون بکرت تاریخ‌نگار آلمانی

Languages
English (79)

German (26)

Spanish (1)

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The American bourgeoisie : distinction and identity in the nineteenth centuryThe monied metropolis : New York City and the consolidation of the bourgeoisie, 1850-1900Capital and power : New York City and the rise of the American bourgeoisie