World That Trade Created Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0765623552

ISBN-13: 9780765623553

Edition: 3rd 2013

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Description: In a series of brief vignettes the authors bring to life international trade and its actors, and also demonstrate that economic activity cannot be divorced from social and cultural contexts. In the process they make clear that the seemingly modern concept of economic globalisation has deep historical roots.

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: M. E. Sharpe Incorporated
Publication date: 9/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction
The Making of Market Conventions
The Fujian Trade Diaspora
The Chinese Tribute System
Funny Money, Real Growth
When Asia Was the World Economy
Treating Good News as No News
Pearls in the Rubble: Rediscovering the Golden Age of Quanzhou, ca. 1000-1400
Aztec Traders
Primitive Accumulation: Brazilwood
A British Merchant in the Tropics
How the Other Half Traded
Deals and Ordeals: World Trade and Early Modern Legal Culture
Traveling Salesmen, Traveling Taxmen
Going Nonnative: Expense Accounts and the End of the Age of Merchant Courtiers
Empire on a Shoestring: British Adventurers and Indian Financiers in Calcutta, 1750-1850
The Tactics of Transport
Woods, Winds, Shipbuilding, and Shipping: Why China Didn't Rule the-Waves
Better to Be Lucky Than Smart
Seats of Government and Their Stomachs: An Eighteenth-Century Tour
Pioneers of Dusty Rooms: Warehouses, Transatlantic Trade, and the Opening of the North American Frontier
People Patterns: Was the Real America Sichuan?
Winning Raffles
Trade, Disorder, and Progress: Creating Shanghai, 1840-1930
Out of One-Many
Guaranteed Profits and Half-Fulfilled Hopes: Railroad Building in British India
A Brief Trip Across the Centuries
The Economic Culture of Drugs
Chocolate: From Coin to Commodity
Brewing Up a Storm
Mocha Is Not Chocolate
The Brew of Business: Coffee's Life Story
America and the Coffee Bean
Sweet Revolutions
How Opium Made the World Go 'Round
Chewing Is Good, Snorting Isn't: How Chemistry Turned a Good Thing Bad
Transplanting: Commodities in World Trade
Unnatural Resources
Bouncing Around
Golden Misfortune: John Sutter in the Wilds of California
California Gold and the World
Beautiful Bugs
How to Turn Nothing into Something: Guano's Ephemeral Fortunes
As American as Sugar and Pineapples
How the Cows Ate the Cowboys
The Tie That Bound
The Good Earth?
One Potato, Two Potato
Cocoa and Coercion: Advances and Retreats for Free Labor in West African Agriculture
Trying to Get a Grip: Natural Rubber's Century of Ups and Downs
The Economics of Violence
The Logic of an Immoral Trade
As Rich as Potosi
The Freebooting Founders of England's Free Seas
The Luxurious Life of Robinson Crusoe
No Islands in the Storm: Or, How the Sino-British Tea Trade Deluged the Worlds of Pacific Islanders
The Violent Birth of Corporations
Buccaneers as Corporate Raiders
Looking for the Next Worst Thing: Emancipation, Indentures, and Colonial Plantations After Slavery
Bloody Ivory Tower
How Africa Resisted Imperialism: Ethiopia and the World Economy
Never Again: The Saga of the Rosenfelders
Making Modern Markets
Silver and Gold in Mexico and Brazil
Weighing the World: The Metric Revolution
From Court Bankers to Architects of the Modern World Market: The Rothschilds
Growing Global: International Grain Markets
How Time Got That Way
How the United States Joined the Big Leagues
Clubs, Casinos and Collapses: Sovereign Debt and Risk Management Since 1820
Fresher Is Not Better
Packaging
Trademarks: What's in a Name?
Learning to Feel Unclean: A Global Marketing Tale
Things Go Better with Red, White, and Blue: How Coca-Cola Conquered Europe
Survival of the First
It Ain't Necessarily So
Location, Location, Location: How History Trumped Geography in Andorra and Panama
World Trade, Industrialization, and Deindustrialization
Sweet Industry: The First Factories
Fiber of Fortune: How Cotton Became the Fabric of the Industrial Age
Combing the World for Cotton
Killing the Golden Goose
Sweet Success
No Mill Is an Island
Feeding Silkworms, Spitting Out Growth
From Rocks-and Restrictions-to Riches: How Disadvantages Helped New England Industrialize Early
Sideways Breakthroughs and Stalled Transitions: Crooked Paths from Coal to Oil, 1859-2012
American Oil
Running on Oil, Building on Sand
Minding the Store and Forgetting the Factory: U.S. "Fair Trade" Laws and the Rise of Offshore Manufacturing Since World War II
Epilogue: The World Economy in the Twenty-First Century
Selected Bibliography
Index
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