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Relentless Revolution A History of Capitalism

ISBN-10: 0393068943
ISBN-13: 9780393068948
Edition: 2010
Authors: Joyce Appleby
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system provides the framework for our lives. It is a framework of constant change, sometimes measured and predictable, sometimes drastic and out of control. Yet what is now ubiquitous was not always so. Capitalism took shape centuries ago, starting with a handful of isolated changes in farming, trade, and manufacturing, clustered in early-modern England. Astute observers began to notice these changes and consider 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. The centuries-long history of capitalism is rich and eventful. Approaching capitalism as a culture, as important for its ideas and values as for its inventions and systems, Joyce Appleby gives us a fascinating introduction to this most potent creation of mankind from its origins to now.

Acknowledgments
The Puzzle of Capitalism
Trading in New Directions
Crucial Developments in the Countryside
Commentary on Markets and Human Nature
The Two Faces of Eighteenth-Century Capitalism
The Ascent of Germany and the United States
The Industrial Leviathans and Their Opponents
Rulers as Capitalists
War and Depression
A New Level of Prosperity
Capitalism in New Settings
Into the Twenty-first Century
Of Crises and Critics
Notes
Index

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