Empire of cotton a new history of global capitalism
Sven Beckert (Author)
For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. It remains a vast business - if all the cotton bales produced in 2013 had been stacked on top of each other they would have made a somewhat unstable tower 40,000 miles high. This is a history of the cotton in dictating the shape of our world.
Print Book, English, 2014
Allen Lane, [London], 2014