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  • Empire of Cotton: A Global History | Sven Beckert

    Empire of Cotton: A Global History

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Sven Beckert
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
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    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.

    Lucian of Samosata says: "A New History of Global Capitalism"
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