0141979984
Paperback:Empire of cotton : a new history of global capitalism / Sven Beckert.:2015 Paperback Empire of cotton : a new history of global capitalism / Sven Beckert.
Empire of cotton : a new history of global capitalism / Sven Beckert.
Author: Beckert, Sven,
Publication year: 2015
Format: Paperback
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141979984 (pbk.) :
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Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
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 each other they would have made a somewhat unstable tower 40,000 miles high. Sven Beckert's book is a history of the overwhelming role played by cotton in dictating the shape of our world. It is both a gripping narrative and a brilliant case history of how the world works.
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xxii, 615 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm

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