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A history of capitalism, 1500-2000

Author: Michel Beaud
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The conquest of the Americas inaugurated the slow accumulation of resources and the imperceptible structural transformations that culminated in the Industrial Revolution. From that moment on, capitalism grew and expanded with a dynamism and adaptability that are now all too familiar, profiting from wars and even managing to rebound after a series of devastating economic crises. In this highly-anticipated updated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Beaud, Michel.
History of capitalism, 1500-2000.
New York : Monthly Review Press, 2001
(OCoLC)654590631
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Beaud
ISBN: 1583670416 9781583670415 1583670408 9781583670408
OCLC Number: 47200812
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. From Gold to Capital. Ch. 1. The Long Journey Toward Capitalism. Ch. 2. The Century of the Three Revolutions (Eighteenth Century). Ch. 3. The Irresistible Rise of Industrial Capitalism (1800-70) --
pt. II. The Era of Imperialism. Ch. 4. From the Great Depression to the Great War (1873-1914). Ch. 5. The Great Upheaval (1914-45). Ch. 6. Capitalism's Great Leap Forward (1945-80). Ch. 7. The End of the Twentieth Century: An Accelerating Transformation of the Contemporary World?
Other Titles: Histoire du capitalisme de 1500 à 2000.
Responsibility: Michel Beaud ; translated by Tom Dickman & Anny Lefebvre.
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The conquest of the Americas inaugurated the slow accumulation of resources and the imperceptible structural transformations that culminated in the Industrial Revolution. From that moment on, capitalism grew and expanded with a dynamism and adaptability that are now all too familiar, profiting from wars and even managing to rebound after a series of devastating economic crises. In this highly-anticipated updated edition, Michel Beaud extends one of the major strengths of the original: the interweaving of social, political, and economic factors in the context of history. At the same time, his analysis provides a realistic and thorough examination of the developments of capitalism in the last twenty years, including globalization, the accelerating speed of capital transfer, and the collapse of the Soviet empire and the subsequent absorption of its population into the world market. This new edition also offers a completely revised format that integrates diagrams and flowcharts not previously available in the English-language edition. -- From publisher's description.

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