Books of Interest 2017

A (by no means all-inclusive) list of new and forthcoming books of interest to business and economic historians. 

 

Books Published April-June 2017

Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson, eds., Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism (University of Illinois Press, April 2017)

Courtney FulliloveThe Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture (University of Chicago Press, April 2017)

Charles R. GeisstLoan Sharks: The Birth of Predatory Lending (Brookings Institution Press, April 2017) 

David Higgins and Steven Toms, eds., British Cotton Textiles: Maturity and Decline (Routledge, May 2017)

Jane HooperFeeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600–1800 (Ohio University Press, May 2017)

Julian HoppitBritain's Political Economies: Parliament and Economic Life, 1660–1800 (Cambridge University Press, June 2017)

Katherine Rye JewellDollars for Dixie: Business and the Transformation of Conservatism in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, April 2017)

Geoffrey JonesProfits and Sustainability: A History of Green Entrepreneurship (Oxford University Press, June 2017)

Naomi R. Lamoreaux and William J. Novak, eds., Corporations and American Democracy (Harvard University Press, May 2017) 

Yasuhiro MakimuraYokohama and the Silk Trade: How Eastern Japan Became the Primary Economic Region of Japan, 1843–1893 (Lexington Books, June 2017)

Mark W. RobbinsMiddle Class Union: Organizing the ‘Consuming Public’ in Post-World War I America (University of Michigan Press, May 2017)

Sarah F. RoseNo Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s (University of North Carolina Press, April 2017)

Kathleen Waters SanderJohn W. Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Johns Hopkins University Press, April 2017)

Nina SankovichThe Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family (St. Martin's Press, April 2017)

Joshua SchreierThe Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire (Stanford University Press, May 2017)

Steven Carl SmithAn Empire of Print: The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic (Penn State University Press, June 2017)

Edith SparksBoss Lady: How Three Women Entrepreneurs Built Successful Big Businesses in the Mid-Twentieth Century (University of North Carolina Press, June 2017)

Leslie TomoryThe History of the London Water Industry, 1580-1820 (Johns Hopkins University Press, April 2017)

Books Published March-April 2017

Hannah BarkerFamily and Business during the Industrial Revolution (Oxford University Press, March 2017)

Hartmut Berghoff and Adam Rome, eds., Green Capitalism: Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, April 2017)

Daina Ramey BerryThe Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation (Beacon Press, January 2017)

Fahad Ahmad BisharaA Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780–1950 (Cambridge University Press, March 2017)

Paul CheneyCul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue (University of Chicago Press, February 2017)

Patrick Fridenson and Kikkawa Takeo, eds., Ethical Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi and Business Leadership in Global Perspective (University of Toronto Press, March 2017)

Peter James HudsonBankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean (University of Chicago Press, April 2017) 

Harold A. InnisEssays in Canadian Economic History, ed. Mary Q. Innis (University of Toronto Press, March 2017)

Sharon McConnell-SidorickSilk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal (University of North Carolina Press, April 2017)

Sharon Ann MurphyOther People's Money: How Banking Worked in the Early American Republic 
(Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2017) 

Kim Phillips-FeinFear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Macmillan, April 2017)

Steven PressRogue Empires: Contracts and Conmen in Europe’s Scramble for Africa (Harvard University Press, April 2017)

Benjamin C. WaterhouseThe Land of Enterprise: A Business History of the United States (Simon & Schuster, April 2017)

Books Published January-February 2017

William J. AshworthThe Industrial Revolution: The State, Knowledge and Global Trade (Bloomsbury Publishing, January 2017)

Edward J. BalleisenFraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton University Press, January 2017)

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo and Leonidas Efthymiou, eds., The Book of Payments: Historical and Contemporary Views on the Cashless Society (Palgrave Macmillan, January 2017)

Hartmut Berghoff, Jan Logemann, and Felix Romer, eds., The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press, February 2017)

William K. BoltTariff Wars and the Politics of Jacksonian America (Vanderbilt University Press, February 2017)

Jenny BourneIn Essentials, Unity: An Economic History of the Grange Movement (Ohio University Press, February 2017)

Joanna CohenLuxurious Citizens: The Politics of Consumption in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2017)

Daniela FelisiniAlessandro Torlonia: The Pope's Banker (Palgrave Macmillan, January 2017)

Tyler Beck GoodspeedFamine and Finance: Credit and the Great Famine of Ireland (Palgrave Macmillan, February 2017)

Marie HicksProgrammed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (MIT Press, January 2017)

Noam MaggorBrahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age (Harvard University Press, February 2017)

Ranald C. MichieBritish Banking: Continuity and Change from 1694 to the Present (Oxford University Press, January 2017)

Jane T. MerrittThe Trouble with Tea: The Politics of Consumption in the Eighteenth-Century Global Economy (Johns Hopkins University Press, January 2017)

Daniel M. G. Raff and Philip Scranton, eds., The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business (Oxford University Press, February 2017) 

Yulian WuLuxurious Networks: Salt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China (Stanford University Press, January 2017)