The Modern World-System III
The Second Era of Great Expansion of the Capitalist World-Economy, 1730s–1840s
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: University of California Press
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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List of Illustrations
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A number of colleagues have consented to give a critical reading to oneor more chapters of this hook. Though many of them demur on somemajor propositions, they each gave me the courtesy of identifying errors orquarreling over emphasis. I thank them each for their valuable assistanceand absolve them of all those matters on which I declined their good...
Prologue to the 2011 Edition
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There are three controversial questions in my treatment of the period run-ning from 1730 to the 1840s. For many analysts, perhaps the majority, thisperiod represents the great turning point of the modern era, the momentwhen capitalism as a system, or modernity as a mode of existence, cameinto being. Readers of the first three volumes will know that I do not agree,...
1. INDUSTRY AND BOURGEOISIE
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Although Joseph Wright of Derby (1 734— 1797) began his career as a portrait painter, he ismost famous for paintings which express his interest in science and technology. Hisparticipation in the Lunar Society, a group of enlightened industrialists and scientists whosemeetings were held when there was sufficient moonlight for making one's way along darkcountry roads, inspired his interior scenes illuminated by moonlight or artificial light. The...
2. STRUGGLE IN THE CORE—PHASE III: 1763–1815
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The English printmaker, James Gillray (1757-1815), produced some 1500 satirical printson contemporary political issues. Pitt and Napoleon were two of his favorite subjects. In thisengraved cartoon, "The Plumb-pudding in danger: —or—State Epicures taking un PetitSouper," published on February 26, 1805 by H. Humphrey, Pitt with a trident fork in theAtlantic Ocean cuts the globe west of Britain from the pole to the equator, obtaining the West...
3. THE INCORPORATION OF VAST NEW ZONES INTO THE WORLD-ECONOMY: 1750–1850
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The engraving illustrates one part of the elaborate process of receiving a European envoy atthe Ottoman court—the ceremonial dinner offered by the Grand Vizier in the hall of theDivan after the exchange of credentials with the Grand Vizier and immediately preceding thepresentation of the envoy to the Sultan. The etching was made by Benoist in 1785 (probablyM.-A. Benoist, who worked in Paris 1780—1810), and was completed by Delvaux (probably...
4. THE SETTLER DECOLONIZATION OF THE AMERICAS: 1763–1833
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The French artist and lithographer, Francisque-Martin-Francois Grenier de Saint-Martin(1793-1867), student of David, specialized in historical topics. This print, executed in 1821,shows General Toussaint 1'Ouverture handing over two letters to the general commanding theEnglish forces that were in Haiti in 1798. The letters indicate the request of the FrenchCommissioners that Toussaint seize the English general and Toussaint's refusal to do so on...
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Page Count: 390
Publication Year: 2011