|Name Sven Beckert|
|Education Columbia University|
|Books Empire of Cotton: A Global History, The monied metropolis, History of American Capitalism|
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Nominations Pulitzer Prize for History
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Universities and Slavery | 4 of 5 | Slavery and Harvard || Radcliffe Institute
Sven Beckert is Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University, where he teaches the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, and global history.
- Universities and Slavery | 4 of 5 | Slavery and Harvard || Radcliffe Institute
- Sven beckert empire of cotton
- Journal articles
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He studied history, economics and political science at the University of Hamburg, Germany and then graduated from Columbia University with a PhD in History. He was an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. He was a Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies Fellow. He was a New York Public Library Fellow. He is a Guggenheim Fellow.
Sven beckert empire of cotton
He is the author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History (2014), which won the 2015 Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History. The New York Times called it "one of the ten best books of 2015." Economic historian Peer Vries wrote that it was "a mustread for every historian interested in global history, but in my view it is better as a story on cotton than as an analysis of capitalism."