The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present

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  • Copyright: 2005-10-31
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The new edition of this fascinating book reveals the answers to tantalizing questions about society, culture, and the world economy. Brief, highly readable vignettes bring to life international trade and its actors--including migrants and merchants, pirates and privateers, sailors and slaves.

Table of Contents

The Making of Market Conventions
The Fujian Trade Diaspora
The Chinese Tribute System
Funny Money, Real Growth
When Asia Was the World Economy
Treating Good News as No News
Aztec Traders
Primitive Accumulation: Brazilwood
A British Merchant in the Tropics
How the Other Half Traded
Deals and Ordeals: World Trade and Early Modern Legal Culture
Traveling Salesmen, Traveling Taxmen
Going Nonnative: Expense Accounts and the End of the Age of Merchant Courtiers
Empire on a Shoestring: British Adventurers and Indian Financiers in Calcutta, 1750-1850
The Tactics of Transport
Woods, Winds, Shipbuilding, and Shipping: Why China Didn't Rule the Waves
Better to Be Lucky than Smart
Seats of Government and Their Stomachs: An Eighteenth-Century Tour
Pioneers of Dusty Rooms: Warehouses, Trans-Atlantic Trade, and the Opening of the North American Frontier
People Patterns: Was the Real America Sichuan?
Winning Raffles
Trade, Disorder, and Progress: Creating Shanghai, 1840-1930
E Unum Pluribus
Guaranteed Profits and Half-Fulfilled Hopes: Railroad Building in British India
A Brief Trip Across the Centuries
The Economic Culture of Drugs
Chocolate: From Coin to Commodity
Brewing Up a Storm
Mocca Is Not Chocolate
The Brew of Business: Coffee's Life Story
America and the Coffee Mean
Sweet Revolutions
How Opium Made the World Go "Round"
Chewing Is Good, Snorting Isn't: How Chemistry Turned a Good Thing Bad (Coca)
Transplanting: Commodities in World Trade
Unnatural Resources
Bouncing Around
Golden Misfortune: John Sutter in the Wilds of California
California Gold and the World
Beautiful Bugs
How to Turn Nothing into Something: Guano's Ephemeral Fortunes
Fur and Fashion in the Far East
Not Just Peanuts: One Crop's Career in Farm and Factory
As American as Sugar and Pineapples
Saved from Sugar Shock
How the Cows Ate the Cowboys
The Tie that Bound
The Good Earth?
One Potato, Two Potato
Trying to Get a Grip: Natural Rubber's Century of Ups and Downs
The Economics of Violence Map: The Slave Trade, 15th-19th Centuries
The Logic of an Immoral Trade
As Rich as Potosi
The Freebooting Founders of England's Free Seas
The Tropical Dutch: How the Burghers Became Slavers
The Luxurious Life of Robinson Crusoe
No Islands in the Storm: Or, How the Sino-British Tea Trade Deluged the Worlds of Pacific Islanders
The Violent Birth of Corporations
Buccaneers as Corporate Raiders
Looking for the Next Worst Thing: Emancipation, Indentures, and Colonial Plantations after Slavery
Bloody Ivory Tower
Never Again: The Saga of the Rosenfelders
Making Modern Markets
Silver Lining
Currency over Country?
Weighing the World: The Metric Revolution
Growing Global: International Grain Markets
How Time Got That Way
The Ghost of Maximilian
How the United States Joined the Big Leagues
Banking on Asia
Fresher Is Not Better
Trademarks: What's in a Name?
Learning to Feel Unclean: A Global Marketing Tale
Things Go Better with Red, White and Blue: How Coca Cola Conquered Europe
Survival of the First
It Ain't Necessarily So
Where is Andorra?
World Trade, Industrialization, and De-Industrialization Map: The World Economy in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Sweet Industry: The First Factories
Fiber of Fortune: How Cotton Became the Fabric of the Industrial Age
Combing the World for Cotton
Killing the Golden Goose
A Triangular Trade in Ideas: Early Modern Europe, China, and Japan
Sweet Success
Lighting the Night and Darkening the Day
No Mill Is an Island
Feeding Silkworms, Spitting Out Growth
From Rocks--and Restrictions--to Riches: How Disadvantages Helped New England Industrialize Early
American Oil
Running on Oil, Building on Sand
Epilogue: The World Economy in the Twenty-First Century
Abbreviated Bibliography
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