The Cambridge History of Capitalism: The Spread of Capitalism: From 1848 to the Present Volume 2 (Paperback)
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The Cambridge History of Capitalism: The Spread of Capitalism: From 1848 to the Present Volume 2 (Paperback)

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The second volume of The Cambridge History of Capitalism provides an authoritative reference on the spread and impact of capitalism across the world, and the varieties of responses to it. Employing a wide geographical coverage and strong comparative outlook, a team of leading scholars explore the global consequences that capitalism has had for industry, agriculture, and trade, along with the reactions by governments, firms, and markets. The authors consider how World War I halted the initial spread of capitalism, but global capitalism arose again by the close of the twentieth century. They explore how the responses of labor movements, compounded by the reactions by political regimes, whether defensive or proactive, led to diverse military and welfare consequences. Beneficial results eventually emerged, but the rise and spread of capitalism has not been easy or smooth. This definitive volume will have widespread appeal amongst historians, economists, and political scientists.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107583351
Number of pages: 578
Weight: 1030 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


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'In many respects the history of capitalism is the history most relevant to our times. It's a huge story and is well told in this very important book.' Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
'The two editors of The Cambridge History of Capitalism have done an excellent job in assembling an all-star group of scholars in presenting first-rate essays dealing with the development and accomplishments of capitalism and the important impacts of national and international markets for labor, capital, and goods throughout the world. These studies range in time from ancient Babylonia to today. All essays are superbly researched and highly informative in detailing the contributions of markets and of capitalism to global political and economic development.' Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester, New York
'This is a book we have been waiting for: an authoritative analysis of the rise and development of global capitalism, inspired by the great classical economists and written by a team of excellent experts in the field. A fine update of our knowledge about one of the big questions in the social sciences.' Jan Luiten van Zanden, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
'... an inestimable contribution.' Oxford Today
'Undeniably these two volumes amount to an impressive achievement ... any reader will learn a great deal from these volumes and at the same time find their understanding significantly enhanced.' Willie Thompson, European History Quarterly
"In many respects the history of capitalism is the history most relevant to our times. It's a huge story and is well told in this very important book." Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
"The two editors of The Cambridge History of Capitalism have done an excellent job in assembling an all-star group of scholars in presenting first-rate essays dealing with the development and accomplishments of capitalism and the important impacts of national and international markets for labor, capital, and goods throughout the world. These studies range in time from ancient Babylonia to today. All essays are superbly researched and highly informative in detailing the contributions of markets and of capitalism to global political and economic development." Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester, New York
"This is a book we have been waiting for: an authoritative analysis of the rise and development of global capitalism, inspired by the great classical economists and written by a team of excellent experts in the field. A fine update of our knowledge about one of the big questions in the social sciences." Jan Luiten van Zanden, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
"... an inestimable contribution." Oxford Today
'Undeniably these two volumes amount to an impressive achievement ... any reader will learn a great deal from these volumes and at the same time find their understanding significantly enhanced.' Willie Thompson, European History Quarterly

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