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Empire of cotton : a new history of global capitalism

Author: Sven Beckert
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A truly international book, 'Empire of Cotton' tells the story behind the shaping of Britain, American and Indian society as we know it.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sven Beckert
ISBN: 024101171X 9780241011713 0375414142 9780375414145
OCLC Number: 897720883
Description: xxii, 615 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The rise of a global commodity --
Building a war capitalism --
The wages of war capitalism --
Capturing labor, conquering land --
Slavery takes command --
Industrial capitalism takes wing --
Mobilizing industrial labor --
Making cotton global --
A war reverberates around the world --
Global reconstruction --
Destructions --
The new cotton imperialism --
The return of the global south --
The weave and the weft : an epilogue.
Other Titles: New history of global capitalism
Responsibility: Sven Beckert.

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For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. It remains a vast business - if all the cotton bales produced in 2013 had been stacked on top of  Read more...

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A masterpiece of the historian's craft: combining a global scope with concern for the nuances of individual experience, Beckert tracks the fortunes of a single commodity, cotton, across six Read more...

 
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