Books written by Sven Beckert

Empire of Cotton

Vintage | November 10, 2015 | 640 pages
WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST 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 modern... More Info

Empire of Cotton

Knopf | July 18, 2019 | 640 pages
Details the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy and its making and remaking of global capitalism.  More Info