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The relentless revolution : a history of capitalism

Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system provides the framework for our lives--a framework of constant change, sometimes measured and predictable, sometimes drastic and out of control. Yet what is now ubiquitous was not always so. Capitalism took shape centuries ago, starting with a handful of isolated changes in farming, trade, and manufacturing, clustered in early-modern England. Astute  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Oldham Appleby
ISBN: 9780393068948 0393068943
OCLC Number: 317919631
Description: xii, 494 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The puzzle of capitalism --
Trading in new directions --
Crucial developments in the countryside --
Commentary on markets and human nature --
The two faces of eighteenth-century capitalism --
The ascent of Germany and the United States --
The industrial leviathans and their opponents --
Rulers as capitalists --
War and depression --
A new level of prosperity --
Capitalism in new settings --
Into the twenty-first century --
Of crises and critics.
Responsibility: Joyce Appleby.

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With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system provides the framework for our lives. The centuries-long history of capitalism is eventful. Approaching capitalism as a culture, as  Read more...

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Appleby's engaging narrative spans from capitalism's humble origins through industrialization, world war, depression, and into the present era of global recession, government bailouts, and the world Read more...

 
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