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Author Appleby, Joyce Oldham.

Title The relentless revolution : a history of capitalism / Joyce Appleby.

Imprint New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    330.122 APP    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    330.12209 APP    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    330.12209 APP    Out of Collection
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 494 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-459) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Capitalism -- History.
Economic history.
ISBN 9780393068948 (hbk.)

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