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The Resource Global markets transformed, 1870-1945, Steven C. Topik and Allen Wells

Global markets transformed, 1870-1945, Steven C. Topik and Allen Wells

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Global markets transformed, 1870-1945
Title
Global markets transformed, 1870-1945
Statement of responsibility
Steven C. Topik and Allen Wells
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Language
eng
Summary
Offering a fresh look at trade during the second industrial revolution, Global Markets Transformed describes a world of commodities on the move--wheat and rice, coffee and tobacco, oil and rubber, all jostling around the planet through a matrix of producers, processors, transporters, and buyers. Steven C. Topik and Allen Wells discuss how innovations in industrial and agricultural production, transportation, commerce, and finance transformed the world economy from 1870 to 1945. Topik and Wells trace the evolution of global chains of commodities, from basic food staples and stimulants to strategically important industrial materials, that linked the agricultural and mineral-producing areas of Latin America, Asia, and Africa to European and North American consumers and industrialists. People living a great distance apart became economically intertwined as never before. Yet laborers and consumers at opposite ends of commodity chains remained largely invisible to one another. Affluent American automobile owners who were creating the skyrocketing demand for tires, for example, knew almost nothing about poor Brazilian tappers who sweated in the Amazon to supply the rubber necessary for their vehicles. As commodity chains stretched out around the world, more goods were bound up in markets that benefited some countries more than others. Global Markets Transformed highlights the lessons and legacy of the early years of globalization--when the world's population doubled, trade quadrupled, industrial output multiplied fivefold, and the gap between rich and poor regions grew ever wider.--
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Topik, Steven
Dewey number
382.09041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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Wells, Allen
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  • Commercial products
  • International trade
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Global markets transformed, 1870-1945, Steven C. Topik and Allen Wells
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-311) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Transformations -- The sinews of trade -- Commodity chains
Control code
ocn857370267
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780674281349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)857370267
Label
Global markets transformed, 1870-1945, Steven C. Topik and Allen Wells
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Transformations -- The sinews of trade -- Commodity chains
Control code
ocn857370267
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780674281349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)857370267

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