Empire of Cotton

New York Times Top 10 Books of the Year
Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Winner of the Bancroft Award
Authored and edited

Empire of Cotton

Slavery's Capitalism

Global History, Globally

The Monied Metropolis

American Capitalism

The American Bourgeoisie


"Masterly... Deeply researched and eminently readable, "Empire of Cotton" gives new insight into the relentless expansion of global capitalism. With graceful prose and a clear and compelling argument, Beckert not only charts the expansion of cotton capitalism... he addresses the conditions of enslaved workers in the fields and wage workers in the factories. An astonishing achievement"


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