Sven Beckert, “Empire of Cotton: A Global History,” November 19th, 2014

Empire of Cotton book cover
The Yale Early American Historians and the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions were pleased to welcome: 
Laird Bell Professor of History
Harvard University
“Empire of Cotton: A Global History”
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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.
November 19, 2014