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With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system seems universal and timeless. The framework for our lives, it is a source of constant change, sometimes measured and predictable, sometimes drastic, out of control. Yet what is now ubiquitous was not always so. Capitalism was an unlikely development when it emerged from isolated changes in farming, trade, and manufacturing in early-modern England. Astute observers began to notice these changes and register 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 a historical development that was by no means natural or inevitable, Joyce Appleby gives us a fascinating introduction to this most potent creation of mankind from its origins to its present global reach.
Joyce Appleby, professor of history emerita at UCLA, was awarded the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Prize for distinguished writing in American history from the Society of American Historians. She lives in Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
|The Puzzle of Capitalism||p. 3|
|Trading in New Directions||p. 27|
|Crucial Developments in the Countryside||p. 56|
|Commentary on Markets and Human Nature||p. 87|
|The Two Faces of Eighteenth-Century Capitalism||p. 121|
|The Ascent of Germany and the United States||p. 163|
|The Industrial Leviathans and Their Opponents||p. 200|
|Rulers as Capitalists||p. 228|
|War and Depression||p. 265|
|A New Level of Prosperity||p. 288|
|Capitalism in New Settings||p. 331|
|Into the Twenty-first Century||p. 365|
|Of Crises and Critics||p. 400|
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