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Katoen : de opkomst van de moderne wereldeconomie

Sven Beckert (author), Auke Van den Berg (translator), Sjaak De Jong (translator)

Welke goederen drijven de wereldgeschiedenis? Suiker was de spil van de achttiende eeuw, terwijl de economie van de twintigste en eenentwintigste eeuw grotendeels lijkt te worden gestuurd door olie. In zijn belangrijke nieuwe boek Katoen, de opkomst van de moderne wereldeconomie stelt historicus Sven Beckert in een even uitgebreide als kleurrijke geschiedschrijving dat katoen de drijvende krach

Title
Katoen : de opkomst van de moderne wereldeconomie
Author
Sven Beckert
Translator
Auke Van den Berg Sjaak De Jong
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Empire of cotton
Publisher
Amsterdam: Hollands Diep, 2016
1 digitaal bestand
ISBN
9789048834617
Placing suggestion
927.2 (SISO) 19de Eeuw ; 19de eeuw (ZIZO)

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About Sven Beckert

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Sven Beckert is Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University, where he teaches the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, and global history. With Christine A. Desan, he is the co-director of the Program on the Study of Capitalism at Harvard University.

He studied history, economics and political science at the University of Hamburg, Germany and then graduated from Columbia University with a PhD in History. He was an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. He was a Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies Fellow. He was a New York Public Library Fellow. He is a Guggenheim Fellow.

Works

He is the author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History (2014), which won the 2015 Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History. The New York Times called it "one of the ten best books of 2015." Economic historian Peer Vries wrote that it was "a must read for every hist…Read more on Wikipedia