Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

  • 13h 43m 47s
  • Joshua B. Freeman
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2018

Behemoth tells the grand story of global industry from the Industrial Revolution to the present. It is a magisterial work on factories and the people whose labor made them run. And it offers a piercing perspective on how factories have shaped our societies and the challenges we face now.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - “Like Minerva from the Brain of Jupiter”: The Invention of the Factory
  • Chapter 2 - “The Living Light”: New England Textiles and Visions of Utopia
  • Chapter 3 - “The Progress of Civilization”: Industrial Exhibitions, Steelmaking, and the Price of Prometheanism
  • Chapter 4 - “I Worship Factories”: Fordism, Labor, and the Romance of the Giant Factory
  • Chapter 5 - “Communism is Soviet Power Plus the Electrification of the Whole Country”: Crash Industrialization in the Soviet Union
  • Chapter 6 - “Common Requirements of Industrialization”: Cold War Mass Production
  • Chapter 7 - “Foxconn City”: Giant Factories in China and Vietnam


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