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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Lecture at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Thu, Oct 24
מכון ון ליר בירושלים
Oct 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
מכון ון ליר בירושלים, ז'בוטינסקי 43, ירושלים, 9214116, Israel
The Fifteenth Annual Dale E. Benson Lecture at Pacific Lutheran University
Wed, Oct 09
Anderson University Center
Oct 09, 2019, 7:30 PM
Anderson University Center, 12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98447, USA

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Harvard University, Department of History,            Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy St. Cambridge , MA 02138

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