Full title: The world that trade created : society, culture, and the world economy, 1400 to the present / edited by: Kenneth Pomeranz and Steven Topik.
Author/creator: Topik, Steven, Pomeranz, Kenneth.
Call Numbers: N382.09/8
Record Identifier: 74VKmlm4dzJX
Contents: xv, 287 p. ; 24 cm., The making of market conventions -- The Fujian trade diaspora -- The Chinese tribute system -- Funny money, real growth -- When Asia was the world economy -- Treating good news as no news -- Aztec traders -- Primitive accumulation: Brazilwood -- British merchant in the tropics -- How the other half traded -- Deals and ordeals: world trade and early modern legal culture -- Traveling salesmen, traveling taxmen --Going non-native: expense accounts and the end of the age of merchant courtiers -- Empire on a shoestring: British adventurers and Indian financiers in Calcutta, 1750-1850 -- The tactics of transport -- Woods, winds, shipbuilding, and shipping: why China didn't rule the waves -- Better to be lucky than smart -- Seats of government and their stomachs: an eighteenth-century tour -- Pioneers of dusty rooms: warehouses, trans-Atlantic trade, and the opening of the north American frontier -- People patterns: was the real America Sichuan? -- Winning raffles -- Trade, disorder, and progress: creating Shanghai, 1840-1930 -- E unum pluribus -- Guaranteed profits and half-fulfilled hopes: railroad building in British India -- A brief trip across the centuries ·, -- The economic culture of drugs -- Chocolate: from coin to commodity -- Brewing up a storm -- Mocca is not chocolate -- The brew of business: coffee's life story -- America and the coffee bean -- Sweet revolutions -- How opium made the world go "round" -- Chewing is good, snorting isn't: how chemistry turned a good thing bad (coca) -- Transplanting: commodities in world trade -- Unnatural resources -- Bouncing around -- Golden misfortune: John Sutter in the wilds of California -- California gold and the world -- Beautiful bugs -- How to turn nothing into something: Guano's ephemeral fortunes -- Fur and fashion in the Far East -- Not just peanuts: one crop's career in farm and factory -- As American as sugar and pineapples -- Saved from sugar shock -- How the cows ate the cowboys -- The tie that bound -- The good earth? -- One potato, two potato -- Trying to get a grip: natural rubber's century of ups and downs -- The economics of violence -- The logic of an immoral trade -- As rich as PotosÍ -- The freebooting founders of England's free seasuara., -- The tropical Dutch: how the burghers became slavers, by Julia Topik -- Luxurious life of Robinson Crusoe -- No islands in the storm: or, how the Sino-British tea trade deluged the worlds of Pacific islanders -- The violent birth of corporations -- Buccaneers as corporate raiders -- Looking for the next worst thing: emancipation, indentures, and colonial plantations after slavery -- Bloody ivory tower, by Julia Topik -- Never again: the saga of the Rosenfelders -- Making modern markets -- Silver lining -- Currency over country? -- Weighing the world: the metric revolution -- Growing global: international grain markets -- How time got that way -- The ghost of Maximilian -- How the United States joined the big leagues -- Banking on Asia -- Fresher is not better -- Packaging -- Trademarks: what's in a name? -- Learning to feel unclean: a global marketing tale -- Things go better with red, white and blue: how Coca Cola conquered Europe -- Survival of the first -- It ain't necessarily so -- Where is Andorra? -- World trade, industrialization, and de-industrialization -- Sweet industry: the first factories in Bri., -- Fiber of fortune: how cotton became the fabric of the industrial age -- Combing the world for cotton -- Killing the golden goose -- A triangular trade in ideas: early modern Europe, China, and Japan -- Sweet success -- Lighting the night and darkening the day, by Dennis Kortheuer -- No mill is an island -- Feeding silkworms, spitting out growth -- From rocks-and restrictions-to riches: how disadvantages helped New England industrialize early -- American oil -- Running on oil, building on sand.
Publishers: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, Inc., c2006.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
MMS ID: 991020747859702626