New PDF release: Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism

By Sven Beckert

WINNER OF THE 2015 BANCROFT PRIZE
WINNER OF THE 2015 PHILIP TAFT PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR HISTORY
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 CUNDHILL PRIZE IN ancient LITERATURE
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'A masterpiece of the historian's craft' The Nation

For approximately 900 years, from one thousand to 1900, cotton was once the world's most crucial production undefined. It continues to be an enormous company - if the entire cotton bales produced in 2013 have been stacked on best of one another they'd have made a a little volatile tower 40,000 miles excessive.

Sven Beckert's magnificent new ebook is a background of the overpowering position performed by way of cotton in dictating the form of our global. it truly is either a gripping narrative and an excellent case historical past of ways the realm works.

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