The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism

The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism

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by Joyce Appleby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393339394

ISBN-13: 9780393339390

Pub. Date: 03/07/2011

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Splendid: the global history of capitalism in all its creative—and destructive—glory.”—The New York Times Book Review
With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system seems universal and timeless. The framework for our lives, it is a source of constant change, sometimes measured and predictable, sometimes drastic, out of

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"Splendid: the global history of capitalism in all its creative—and destructive—glory.”—The New York Times Book Review
With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system seems universal and timeless. The framework for our lives, it is a source of constant change, sometimes measured and predictable, sometimes drastic, out of control. Yet what is now ubiquitous was not always so. Capitalism was an unlikely development when it emerged from isolated changes in farming, trade, and manufacturing in early-modern England. Astute observers began to notice these changes and register their effects. Those in power began to harness these new practices to the state, enhancing both. A system generating wealth, power, and new ideas arose to reshape societies in a constant surge of change.
Approaching capitalism as a culture, as a historical development that was by no means natural or inevitable, Joyce Appleby gives us a fascinating introduction to this most potent creation of mankind from its origins to its present global reach.

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ISBN-13:
9780393339390
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/07/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,149,606
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

1 The Puzzle of Capitalism 3

2 Trading in New Directions 27

3 Crucial Developments in the Countryside 56

4 Commentary on Markets and Human Nature 87

5 The Two Faces of Eighteenth-Century Capitalism 121

6 The Ascent of Germany and the United States 163

7 The Industrial Leviathans and Their Opponents 200

8 Rulers as Capitalists 228

9 War and Depression 265

10 A New Level of Prosperity 288

11 Capitalism in New Settings 331

12 Into the Twenty-first Century 365

13 Of Crises and Critics 400

Notes 437

Index 461

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