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Sven Beckert

Sven Beckert is the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University. Holding a PhD from Columbia University, he has written widely on the economic, social, and political history of capitalism. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including from Harvard Business School, the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. He was also a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Empire of Cotton
Written by Sven Beckert
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2015
$17.95/23.50(Canada) | 978-0-375-71396-5 (0-375-71396-4)

WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST

Winner of the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award

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. Sven Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of...

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Empire of Cotton
Written by Sven Beckert
Knopf | Hardcover | December 2014
$35.00/41.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41414-5 (0-375-41414-2)

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST

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...

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