Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Empire of Cotton: A Global History Author Sven Beckert
ISBN-10 0375713964
ISBN-13 9780375713965
Year 2015-11-10
Pages 640
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZEPULITZER PRIZE FINALISTWinner of the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book AwardThe empire of cotton was from the beginning a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters merchants and statesmen workers and factory owners Sven Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today In a remarkably brief period European entrepreneurs and powerful politicians recast the worlds most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to make and remake global capitalism The result is a book as unsettling as it is enlightening a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist

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