Corpus ID: 106667973

Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism

@inproceedings{Beckert2015EmpireOC,
  title={Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism},
  author={S. Beckert},
  year={2015}
}
  • S. Beckert
  • Published 2015
  • Engineering
  • This book is the winner of the 2015 Bancroft Prize and the 2015 Philip Taft Prize. It was the finalist for the 2015 Pulizter Prize for History and short-listed for the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. 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… CONTINUE READING
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