Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism
Author: BECKERT SVEN
Pub Date: 29/10/2015
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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. This book tells the history of the overwhelming role played by cotton in dictating the shape of our world. It is also a case history of how the world works.