American cotton pickers at work in Mississippi in an illustration from circa 1885.
American cotton pickers at work in Mississippi in an illustration from circa 1885. Hulton Archive Courtesy image
American cotton pickers at work in Mississippi in an illustration from circa 1885. Hulton Archive Courtesy image

Sven Beckert’s ‘Empire of Cotton’ tells global story of precious commodity

April 19, 2015 09:19 AM