The Age of Capital, 1848-1875

Author(s): E.J. Hobsbawm

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A major treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875 - a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism throught the world. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic and political vocabulary of the world: capitalism. The global triumph of capitalism is the major theme of history in the decades after 1848. It was the triumph of a society which believed that economic growth rests on competitve private enterprise, on success in buying everything in the cheapest market (including labour) and selling it in the dearest.

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General Fields

  • : 9780349104805
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : little
  • : January 2003
  • : 2.6 Centimeters X 20 Centimeters X 13.1 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 416
  • : Paperback
  • : E.J. Hobsbawm