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By Sven Beckert

ISBN-10: 0231185243

ISBN-13: 9780231185240

the USA has lengthy epitomized capitalism. From its enterprising shopkeepers, wildcat banks, violent slave plantations, and raucous commodities exchange to its world-spanning multinationals, its vast factories, and the centripetal strength of latest York on the earth of finance, the United States has formed political financial system for 2 centuries and extra. yet an knowing of “capitalism” is as elusive because it is pressing. What does it suggest to make capitalism a subject matter of ancient inquiry? what's its power throughout a number of disciplines, along various methodologies, and in various geographic and chronological settings? and the way does a spotlight on capitalism switch our figuring out of yank history?

American Capitalism collects state of the art examine from well-liked students, sampling the most recent paintings within the box. instead of a monolithic standpoint, those broad-minded and rigorous essays enterprise new angles on finance and debt, women’s rights, slavery and political economic system, hard work, and legislation, between different issues. jointly, the essays recommend rising subject matters within the box: a fascination with capitalism because it is made by means of public authority, the way it is skilled within the aspect of everyday life, the way it spreads around the globe, and the way it may be reconceptualized as a discrete and quantified item. a tremendous assertion for a wide-open box, this publication demonstrates the breadth and scope of the paintings the heritage of capitalism can provoke.

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