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Empire of cotton : a global history / Sven Beckert.

Beckert, Sven, (author.).
Book Book (2014.)
Description: xxii, 615 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
8 of 9 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9780375414145 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0375414142 (hbk.)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The rise of a global commodity -- Building war capitalism -- The wages of war capitalism -- Capturing labor, conquering land -- Slavery takes command -- Industrial capitalism takes wings -- Mobilizing industrial labor -- Making cotton global -- A war reverberates around the world -- Global reconstruction -- Destructions -- The new cotton imperialism -- The return of the global South -- The weave and the weft.
Summary: "The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism, [in which the author explores] how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Beckert, Sven. "Empire of cotton : a global history." New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

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