American Capitalism: New Histories (Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism) by Sven Beckert
English | February 6th, 2018 | ASIN: B0719PR35H, ISBN: 0231185243 | 545 pages | EPUB | 9.35 MB
The United States has long epitomized capitalism. From its enterprising shopkeepers, wildcat banks, violent slave plantations, and raucous commodities trade to its world-spanning multinationals, its massive factories, and the centripetal power of New York in the world of finance, America has shaped political economy for two centuries and more. But an understanding of “capitalism” is as elusive as it is urgent. What does it mean to make capitalism a subject of historical inquiry? What is its potential across multiple disciplines, alongside different methodologies, and in a range of geographic and chronological settings? And how does a focus on capitalism change our understanding of American history?