Cotton trade and the emergence of capitalism, with Sven Beckert

Mar 16, 2019, 04:30 AM

Join the historian and author of "Empire of Cotton" in conversation with Patrick French about how cotton trade, slavery and colonialism played a role in the emergence of capitalism.

How did cotton trade, slavery and colonialism play a role in the emergence of capitalism? What role did cotton play in India's struggle for freedom? How was capitalism re-imagined around the 1950s? This enlightening conversation between historian and author of <em>Empire of Cotton</em>, Sven Beckert and Patrick French, sheds some light on how the present global world came to exist on the foundation of cotton trade.