Empire of Cotton Book

Empire of Cotton


  • Author : Sven Beckert
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375713965

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"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in 1780, these men created a potent innovation (Beckert calls it war capitalism, capitalism based on unrestrained actions of private individuals; the domination of masters over slaves, of colonial capitalists over indigenous inhabitants), and crucially affected the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia. We see how this thing called war capitalism shaped the rise of cotton, and then was used as a lever to transform the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners. In this as in so many other ways, Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the modern world. The result is a book as unsettling and disturbing as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Cotton Book
Score: 5
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Cotton


  • Author : S. Gordon
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-12-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845692483

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Despite the increased variety of manufactured fibres available to the textile industry, demand for cotton remains high because of its suitability on the basis of price, quality and comfort across a wide range of textile products. Cotton producing nations are also embracing sustainable production practices to meet growing consumer demand for sustainable resource production. This important book provides a comprehensive analysis of the key scientific and technological advances that ensure the quality of cotton is maintained from the field to fabric. The first part of the book discusses the fundamental chemical and physical structure of cotton and its various properties. Advice is offered on measuring and ensuring the quality of cotton fibre. Building on these basics, Part two analyses various means for producing cotton such as genetic modification and organic production. Chapters focus on spinning, knitting and weaving technologies as well as techniques in dyeing. The final section of the book concludes with chapters concerned with practical aspects within the industry such as health and safety issues and recycling methods for used cotton. Written by an array of international experts within the field, Cotton: science and technology is an essential reference for all those concerned with the manufacture and quality control of cotton. Summarises key scientific and technological issues in ensuring cotton quality Discusses the fundamental chemical and physical structure of cotton Individual chapters focus on spinning, knitting and weaving technologies

Hindi Cotton in Egypt Book

Hindi Cotton in Egypt


  • Author : Orator Fuller Cook
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1911
  • Genre: Cotton
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044106382120

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Picking Cotton Book
Score: 4.5
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Picking Cotton


  • Author : Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1429962151

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The New York Times best selling true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she incorrectly identified as her rapist and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape, and eventually positively identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken-- but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released, after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-- and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives. With Picking Cotton, Jennifer and Ronald tell in their own words the harrowing details of their tragedy, and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.

Cotton in Brazil Book

Cotton in Brazil


  • Author : Horace G. Porter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112018961547

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Cotton Literature Book

Cotton Literature


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1931
  • Genre: Cotton
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:102249986

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Cotton Prices Book

Cotton Prices


  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1928
  • Genre: Cotton trade
  • Pages : 1514
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066975957

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The Cotton Crop of 1899 1900 Book

The Cotton Crop of 1899 1900


  • Author : George Kirby Holmes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1896
  • Genre: Agricultural implements
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112051995204

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Services in Cotton Marketing Book

Services in Cotton Marketing


  • Author : Alonzo Bettis Cox
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1926
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112019241410

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Cotton Literature Book

Cotton Literature


  • Author : Emily L. Day
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1931
  • Genre: Cotton
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:30000007011269

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Cotton in Uganda Book

Cotton in Uganda


  • Author : Horace G. Porter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre: Cotton
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105130679355

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The Cotton Situation Book

The Cotton Situation


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre: Cotton trade
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435064257348

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Cotton Production Adjustment Book

Cotton Production Adjustment


  • Author : United States. Agricultural Adjustment Administration
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1935
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105210278243

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