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Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism

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Winner of the 2015 Bancroft Prize and the 2015 Philip Taft Prize

Finalist for the 2015 Pulizter Prize for History and shortlisted for the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Economist BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015

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.

Author: Beckert Sven
Publisher: PENGUIN
Pages: 615
ISBN: 9780141979984
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2014

Sven Beckert is Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University. He is also the author of The Monied Metropolis: New York and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie.

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