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The Resource Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert

Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert

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Empire of cotton : a global history
Title
Empire of cotton
Title remainder
a global history
Statement of responsibility
Sven Beckert
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Language
eng
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. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of 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. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in the 1780s, these men captured ancient trades and skills in Asia, combined them with the expropriation of lands in the Americas and the enslavement of African workers to crucially recast the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia. We see how industrial capitalism then reshaped these worlds of cotton into an empire, and how this empire transformed the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners. In this as in so many other ways, 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. 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. From the Hardcover edition
Awards note
Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist, 2015.
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RECBK
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no index present
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unknown
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dictionaries
Label
Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert
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http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BC305C92-AEDA-4B96-A35C-317BE22FB6A7
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Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014)
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 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 labor -- Making the global -- A war reverberates around the world -- Reconstructing the empire of cotton -- Creative destructions -- The new cotton imperialism -- The return of the global south -- Epilogue : the weave and the weft
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8ocm83299394
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780385353250
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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bc305c92-aeda-4b96-a35c-317be22fb6a7
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EB00366507
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Label
Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BC305C92-AEDA-4B96-A35C-317BE22FB6A7
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 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 labor -- Making the global -- A war reverberates around the world -- Reconstructing the empire of cotton -- Creative destructions -- The new cotton imperialism -- The return of the global south -- Epilogue : the weave and the weft
Control code
8ocm83299394
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385353250
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bc305c92-aeda-4b96-a35c-317be22fb6a7
Publisher number
EB00366507
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote

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