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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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Author
Subject
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 labour 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 created a potent innovation (Beckert calls it war capitalism, capitalism based on unrestrained actions of private individuals; the domination of masters over slaves, of colonial capitalists over indigenous inhabitants), and crucially affected the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.4/767721
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9870.5
LC item number
.B43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert
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Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 wing -- 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: an epilogue
Control code
ocn875554374
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 615 pages
Isbn
9780375414145
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014009320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3242270
  • (OCoLC)875554374

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