The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View
In this original and provocative book Ellen Meiksins Wood reminds us that capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human nature, nor is it simply an extension of age-old practices of trade and commerce. Rather, it is a late and localized product of very specific historical conditions, which required great transformations in social relations and in the human interaction with nature.
This new edition is substantially revised and expanded, with extensive new material on imperialism, anti-Eurocentric history, capitalism and the nation-state, and the differences between capitalism and non-capitalist commerce. The author traces links between the origin of capitalism and contemporary conditions such as 'globalization', ecological degradation, and the current agricultural crisis.
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Review: The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer ViewUser Review - Michael Brocenos - Goodreads
Really awesome. Concise and to the point yet detailed examination of capitalism's history. Doesn't get into as much detail as I wanted now that I finished it but I'm still rating it five stars for ... Read full review
Review: The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer ViewUser Review - Michael Di benedetto - Goodreads
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The Origin of Capitalist Imperialism
Capitalism and the Nation State
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