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The Resource Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert, (electronic resource)

Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert, (electronic resource)

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Empire of cotton : a global history
Title
Empire of cotton
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a global history
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Sven Beckert
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eng
Summary
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
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Midwest
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Beckert, Sven
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Read by Jim Frangione
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  • Frangione, James
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adult
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Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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9781622316335
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11418451
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MWT11418451
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sound
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Empire of cotton : a global history, Sven Beckert, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (20hr., 15 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781622316335
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
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digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11418451
Publisher number
MWT11418451
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (MWT)MWT11418451
  • 739718
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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