9780674281349-0674281349-Global Markets Transformed: 1870-1945

Global Markets Transformed: 1870-1945

ISBN-13: 9780674281349
ISBN-10: 0674281349
Author: Topik, Steven C., Wells, Allen
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674281349
ISBN-10: 0674281349
Author: Topik, Steven C., Wells, Allen
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Topik, Steven C., Wells, Allen wrote Global Markets Transformed: 1870-1945 comprising 336 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674281349 and 9780674281349. Since then Global Markets Transformed: 1870-1945 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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