By Sven Beckert
WINNER OF THE 2015 BANCROFT PRIZE
WINNER OF THE 2015 PHILIP TAFT PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR HISTORY
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 CUNDHILL PRIZE IN ancient LITERATURE
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'A masterpiece of the historian's craft' The Nation
For approximately 900 years, from one thousand to 1900, cotton used to be the world's most vital production undefined. It continues to be an enormous enterprise - if all of the cotton bales produced in 2013 have been stacked on best of one another they might have made a slightly volatile tower 40,000 miles excessive.
Sven Beckert's magnificent new booklet is a historical past of the overpowering function performed through cotton in dictating the form of our international. it truly is either a gripping narrative and a super case heritage of ways the area works.
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