Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)
Extend Your Rental at Any Time
Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.
Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.
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
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
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.