Empire Of Cotton
A New History Of Global Capitalism
de Sven Beckert
Sobre o livro
For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. For centuries it was central to India's prosperity - a prosperity that was devastated by Britain's imperial takeover of the industry. This book is a history of the overwhelming role played by cotton in dictating the shape of our world.