9781642591330-1642591335-Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire

Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire

ISBN-13: 9781642591330
ISBN-10: 1642591335
Author: McNally, David
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781642591330
ISBN-10: 1642591335
Author: McNally, David
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors McNally, David wrote Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire comprising 320 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1642591335 and 9781642591330. Since then Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.25 or rent at the marketplace.

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In most accounts of the origins of money we are offered pleasant tales in which it arises to the mutual benefit of all parties as a result of barter. In this groundbreaking study David McNally reveals the true story of money’s origins and development as one of violence and human bondage. Money’s emergence and its transformation are shown to be intimately connected to the buying and selling of slaves and the waging of war. Blood and Money demonstrates the ways that money has “internalized” its violent origins, making clear that it has become a concentrated force of social power and domination. Where Adam Smith observed that monetary wealth represents “command over labor,” this paradigm shifting book amends his view to define money as comprising the command over persons and their bodies.

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