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Global Markets Transformed

1870–1945

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674281349

Publication Date: 04/21/2014

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336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

12 halftones, 5 maps, 13 tables

Belknap Press

World

  • Introduction
  • 1. Transformations
    • Constructive Destruction?
    • The Great Divergence
    • Environment as Resource and Victim
    • Cotton and the First Industrial Revolution
    • Free Trade
    • The Second Industrial Revolution
    • States, Markets, and Monopolies
    • Foreign Investment
    • Comparing Worldwide Production
  • 2. The Sinews of Trade
    • Currency
    • Shipping
    • Canals
    • Railroads
    • Integration or Fragmentation?
    • Iron and Steel
    • The Automobile
    • The Airplane
    • Telegraphs, Underwater Cables, and Radios
    • Copper and Other Metals
    • Petroleum
    • Rubber
  • 3. Commodity Chains
    • Grains
    • Breadbasket Variations
    • Hedging Futures
    • Sealing and Resealing Boxcars
    • From Millstones to Minneapolis
    • Uneeda to Eat More Crackers
    • Rice as Contrarian
    • Ripple Effects
    • Stimulants
    • Sugar
    • Sugar Beets
    • The Market for Sugar
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Chocolate
    • Outlaws
  • Conclusions
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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