Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert
Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert

Empire of Cotton

A New History of Global Capitalism
by Sven Beckert
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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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About this Edition

Language

English

Publisher

Publication Date

Oct 29, 2015

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

615

ISBN

0141979984

ISBN-13

9780141979984