Reviews

The East African Magazine
European express train to global economic dominance

By Dana April Seidenberg March 20 , 2015

Read the Entire Article Here: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/magazine/European-express-train-to-global-economic-dominance/-/434746/2659422/-/q2gtvaz/-/index.html

 

The Post and Courier
Review: ‘Empire of Cotton’ tells violent history of developing capitalism

BY Simon Lewis Special to The Post and Courier March 22 , 2015

Read the Entire Article Here: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150322/PC1201/150329901/1002/-x2018-empire-of-cotton-x2019

 

Texas Monthly
The White Stuff

By Michael Ennis March, 2015

Read the Entire Article Here: http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/secret-history-of-cotton-in-texas/page/0/1

 

Winnipeg Free Press
A common thread: Cotton the first true global commodity

By Jim Blanchard January 16, 2015

Read the Entire Article Here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/a-common-thread-291140091.html

 


The Seattle Times
New books about slavery, cotton and commerce

By Mary Ann Gwinn January 16, 2015

Read the Entire Article Here: http://seattletimes.com/html/books/2025468525_litlifeslaverybooksxml.html#.VLxWh-PkOFg.facebook

 


The Washington Post
Book review: ‘Empire of Cotton: A Global History,’ by Sven Beckert

By Daniel Walker Howe January 9, 2015

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/book-review-empire-of-cotton-a-global-history-by-sven-beckert/2015/01/08/1ed81006-7b1e-11e4-b821-503cc7efed9e_story.html

 


MSNBC
Insights from the Academy

Columbia Professors Talk Capitalism, Imperialism and Thomas Piketty

With Shamus Khan and Suresh Naidu January 9, 2015

Watch the Video Here:
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/insights-from-the-academy-381736515853

 


The Spectator
BOOKS

Dark, satanic mills: when it comes to washing capitalism’s dirty laundry, nothing bloodies the water like cotton

By Dominic Green January 10, 2015

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/9408782/the-turbulent-reign-of-king-cotton-the-dark-history-of-one-of-the-worlds-most-important-commodities/

 


The Kansas City Star
BOOKS

By Kevin Canfield, Special to the Star January 5, 2015

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article5235702.html

 


The New York Times
 SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW

‘Empire of Cotton,’ by Sven Beckert

By Adam Hochschild December 31, 2014

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/books/review/empire-of-cotton-by-sven-beckert.html?ref=review&_r=1 


The Economist

Cotton, a Global History
Spinning tales

Jan 3rd 2015

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21637354-fine-account-900-years-globalisation-spinning-tales

 


The New York Times

Capitalism, as Woven Through Cotton

By Thomas Bender December 29, 2014

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/30/books/empire-of-cotton-by-sven-beckert.html?_r=1

 


Barnes and Noble

Empire of Cotton: A Global History

By Peter Lewis December 29, 2014

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/empire-of-cotton-a-global-history

 


The New York Times

The Opinion Pages
A Long History of Exploitation in the Cotton Industry

By Vikas Bajaj December 24, 2014

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/opinion/a-long-history-of-exploitation-in-the-cotton-industry.html

 


The Boston Globe

‘Empire of Cotton’ by Sven Beckert

By Wendy Smith December 18, 2014

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2014/12/18/book-review-empire-cotton-global-history-sven-beckert/ADRXIA2qU7DTFUqP7eA2uJ/story.html

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Slavery and Capitalism

By Sven Beckert December 12, 2014

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/empire-of-cotton-review-the-fiber-that-remade-history-1.9700322

 


Newsday

The fiber that remade history

By Karen R Long. Special to Newsday December 10, 2014

Read the Entire Article Here:
http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/empire-of-cotton-review-the-fiber-that-remade-history-1.9700322

 


The Nation

Apostles of Growth

By Timothy Shenk  November 5, 2014