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The relentless revolution : a history of capitalism

Author: Joyce Appleby
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2011. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Norton paperback editionView 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 Appleby
ISBN: 0393339394 9780393339390
OCLC Number: 659284167
Description: xii, 494 pages ; 21 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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"Splendid: the global history of capitalism in all its creative-and destructive-glory." -The New York Times Book Review  Read more...

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