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Sven Beckert – “Empire of Cotton”

svenSven Beckert’s newest book points out how globalization is nothing new especially when it comes to the cotton industry. By the end of the 1850s the United States provided as much as 90% of the cotton consumed by Europe’s manufacturers. Beckert contends that the story of the making and remaking of global capitalism and with it of the modern world is not a pretty picture