November 2014 News

The Yale Early American Historians and the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions were pleased to welcome:  SVEN BECKERT Laird Bell Professor of History Harvard University   “Empire of Cotton: A Global History”   Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:00PM   William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), Room 116   Professor Beckert spoke about his upcoming new book, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf, 2014), which tells the epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. More...