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The relentless revolution
LCC: HB501 .A648 2010 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 330.12/209 full (Assigner: dlc)
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With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system provides the framework for our lives--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. Approaching capitalism as a culture, as important for its ideas and values as for its inventions and systems, award-winning historian Joyce Appleby gives us a fascinating introduction to this most potent creation of mankind from its origins to the present.--From publisher description.
Table Of Contents
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.
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Appleby, Joyce, 1929-2016. relentless revolution