πŸ“’ Author : Sven Beckert
πŸ“’ Publisher : Vintage
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-12-02
πŸ“’ Pages : 640
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780385353250
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert’s rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world’s most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. 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, and combined them with the expropriation of lands in the Americas and the enslavement of African workers to crucially reshape the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia, and how industrial capitalism gave birth to an empire, and how this force transformed the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today. The result is a book as unsettling as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist.


πŸ“’ Author : Clovis D. Rivers
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wentworth Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-08-26
πŸ“’ Pages : 74
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1362123994
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


πŸ“’ Author : Tom Cotton
πŸ“’ Publisher : Lulu.com
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 434
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781447786436
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : A readable, narrative history of Rome from the foundation myths to the early Empire (ca. AD 70), in a series of linked essays. A comprehensive account, but still suitable as an introduction to the subject for anyone with little or no prior knowledge.


πŸ“’ Author : Andrew J. Torget
πŸ“’ Publisher : UNC Press Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-08-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 368
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781469624259
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : By the late 1810s, a global revolution in cotton had remade the U.S.-Mexico border, bringing wealth and waves of Americans to the Gulf Coast while also devastating the lives and villages of Mexicans in Texas. In response, Mexico threw open its northern territories to American farmers in hopes that cotton could bring prosperity to the region. Thousands of Anglo-Americans poured into Texas, but their insistence that slavery accompany them sparked pitched battles across Mexico. An extraordinary alliance of Anglos and Mexicans in Texas came together to defend slavery against abolitionists in the Mexican government, beginning a series of fights that culminated in the Texas Revolution. In the aftermath, Anglo-Americans rebuilt the Texas borderlands into the most unlikely creation: the first fully committed slaveholders' republic in North America. Seeds of Empire tells the remarkable story of how the cotton revolution of the early nineteenth century transformed northeastern Mexico into the western edge of the United States, and how the rise and spectacular collapse of the Republic of Texas as a nation built on cotton and slavery proved to be a blueprint for the Confederacy of the 1860s.


πŸ“’ Author : Jonathan E. Robins
πŸ“’ Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-11-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 312
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781580465670
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : The story of how African farmers, African-American scientists, and British businessmen struggled to turn colonial Africa into a major cotton exporter.


πŸ“’ Author : Hannah Cotton
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1981
πŸ“’ Pages : 54
πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105005595793
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Employment references

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πŸ“’ Author : Jonathan Curry-Machado
πŸ“’ Publisher : Springer
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-07-12
πŸ“’ Pages : 286
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781137283603
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The papers presented in this collection offer a wide range of cases, from Asia, Africa and the Americas, and broadly cover the last two centuries, in which commodities have led to the consolidation of a globalised economy and society – forging this out of distinctive local experiences of cultivation and production, and regional circuits of trade.


πŸ“’ Author : Prasannan Parthasarathi
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cambridge University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-08-11
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781139498890
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not provides a striking new answer to the classic question of why Europe industrialised from the late eighteenth century and Asia did not. Drawing significantly from the case of India, Prasannan Parthasarathi shows that in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the advanced regions of Europe and Asia were more alike than different, both characterized by sophisticated and growing economies. Their subsequent divergence can be attributed to different competitive and ecological pressures that in turn produced varied state policies and economic outcomes. This account breaks with conventional views, which hold that divergence occurred because Europe possessed superior markets, rationality, science or institutions. It offers instead a groundbreaking rereading of global economic development that ranges from India, Japan and China to Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire and from the textile and coal industries to the roles of science, technology and the state.


πŸ“’ Author : Andrew Zimmerman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Princeton University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012
πŸ“’ Pages : 397
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780691155869
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : In 1901, the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington, sent an expedition to the German colony of Togo in West Africa, with the purpose of transforming the region into a cotton economy similar to that of the post-Reconstruction American South. Alabama in Africa explores the politics of labor, sexuality, and race behind this endeavor, and the economic, political, and intellectual links connecting Germany, Africa, and the southern United States. The cross-fertilization of histories and practices led to the emergence of a global South, reproduced social inequities on both sides of the Atlantic, and pushed the American South and the German Empire to the forefront of modern colonialism. Zimmerman shows how the people of Togo, rather than serving as a blank slate for American and German ideologies, helped shape their region's place in the global South. He looks at the forms of resistance pioneered by African American freedpeople, Polish migrant laborers, African cotton cultivators, and other groups exploited by, but never passive victims of, the growing colonial political economy. Zimmerman reconstructs the social science of the global South formulated by such thinkers as Max Weber and W.E.B. Du Bois, and reveals how their theories continue to define contemporary race, class, and culture. Tracking the intertwined histories of Europe, Africa, and the Americas at the turn of the century, Alabama in Africa shows how the politics and economics of the segregated American South significantly reshaped other areas of the world.


πŸ“’ Author : Elisabeth KΓΆll
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harvard Univ Asia Center
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2003
πŸ“’ Pages : 422
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0674013948
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : The concepts, definitions, and interpretations of property rights, corporate structures, and business practices in contemporary China have historical, institutional, and cultural roots. In tracing the development under founder Zhang Jian (1853-1926) and his successors of the Dasheng Cotton Mill in Nantong, the author documents the growth of regional enterprises as local business empires from the 1890s until the foundation of the People's Republic in 1949.