Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism

  • Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism

Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism

By Sven Beckert

Book details

  • ISBN: 9780141979984
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House
  • First Publish Year: -
  • Cover: Paper Back
  • Category: History
  • Language: English
  • Pages: -
  • Weight(gms): -
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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 superb new 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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