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    • Empire of Cotton

    • A Global History
    • By: Sven Beckert
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 407
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 357

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New History of Global Capitalism

    • By Lucian of Samosata on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Slavery's Capitalism

    • A New History of American Economic Development
    • By: Sven Beckert - editor, Seth Rockman - editor
    • Narrated by: William Hughes, Kevin Kenerly, Bahni Turpin, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    During the 19th century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very enlightening

    • By Hungurr on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $24.47