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Bibliography, Business and Economic History, 2010-2013


Sean Patrick Adams, The American Coal Industry, 1790-1902
(Pickering & Chatto, December 2013)

Dimitry Anastakis, Autonomous State: The Epic Struggle for a Canadian Car Industry from OPEC to Free Trade
(University of Toronto Press, February 2013)

Aaron D. Anderson, Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914
(University Press of Mississippi, January 2013)

Stathis Arapostathis and Graeme Gooday, Patently Contestable: Electrical Technologies and Inventor Identities on Trial in Britain
(MIT Press, April 2013)

Joshua Barkan, Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism
(University of Minnesota Press, August 2013)

Jeremy Baskes, Staying Afloat: Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820
(Stanford University Press, July 2013)

Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, and Dieter Ziegler, eds., Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History
(Cambridge University Press, January 2013)

Christopher J. Berry, The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment
(Oxford University Press, for Edinburgh University Press, July 2013)

Kenneth Bertrams, Nicolas Coupain, and Ernst Homburg, Solvay: History of a Multinational Family Firm
(Cambridge University Press, January 2013)

Veronica Binda, The Dynamics of Big Business: Structure, Strategy, and Impact in Italy and Spain
(Routledge, March 2013)

David Blanke and David Stiegerwald, eds., A Destiny of Choice: New Directions in American Consumer History
(Lexington Books, February 2013)

Michael D. Bordo and William Roberds, eds., The Origins, History, and Future of the Federal Reserve: A Return to Jekyll Island
(Cambridge University Press, March 2013)

Ludovic Cailluet, Yannick Lemarchand, and Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel, eds., Histoire et sciences de gestion
(Vuibert, June 2013)

Sheri J. Caplan, Petticoats and Pinstripes: Portraits of Women in Wall Street's History
(Praeger, June 2013)

W. Bernard Carlson, Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
(Princeton University Press, April 2013)

Mark Casson and Catherine Casson, The Entrepreneur in History: From Medieval Merchant to Modern Business Leader
(Palgrave Pivot, June 2013)

Patricia Clavin, Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946
(Oxford University Press, April 2013)

Reviewed by Emily Baughan for Reviews in History

Adam Clulow, The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan
(Columbia University Press, December 2013)

Timothy Cobban, Cities of Oil: Municipalities and Petroleum Manufacturing in Southern Ontario, 1860-1960
(University of Toronto Press, August 2013)

D'Maris Coffman, Adrian Leonard, and Larry Neal, eds., Questioning Credible Commitment: Perspectives on the Rise of Financial Capitalism
(Cambridge University Press, November 2013)

Nicholas Crafts and Peter Fearon, eds., The Great Depression of the 1930s: Lessons for Today
(Oxford University Press, May 2013)

Lee A. Craig, Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times
(University of North Carolina Press, May 2013)

Reviewed by Christopher Hanes for EH.Net

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood for H-SHGAPE

Clare Haru Crowston, Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France
(Duke University Press, October 2013)

Jonathan Curry-Machado, ed., Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions
(Palgrave Macmillan, July 2013)

Giovanni Dosi and Louis Galambos, eds., The Third Industrial Revolution in Global Business
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013)

Dave Dyer, Steel's: A Forgotten Stock Market Scandal from the 1920's
(Syracuse University Press, March 2013)

Christiane Eisenberg, The Rise of Market Society in England, 1066-1800
(Berghahn Books, December 2013)

David Farber, Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist
(Oxford University Press, May 2013)

Paloma Fernández Pérez, ed., La profesionalización de las empresas familiares
(LID, February 2013)

Paloma Fernández Pérez and Andrea Colli, eds., The Endurance of Family Businesses: A Global Overview
(Cambridge University Press, September 2013)

Walter A. Friedman, Fortune Tellers: The Story of America's First Economic Forecasters
(Princeton University Press, December 2013)

Robin S. Gendron, Mats Ingulstad, and Espen Storli, eds., Aluminum Ore: The Political Economy of the Global Bauxite Industry
(University of British Columbia Press, September 2013)

Charles R. Geisst, Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt
(University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2013)

Oscar Gelderblom, Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650
(Princeton University Press, September 2013)

Reviewed by Paul M. Hohenberg for EH.Net

William N. Goetzmann, Catherine Labio, K. Geert Rouwenhorst, and Timothy G. Young, eds., The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture, and the Crash of 1720
(Yale University Press, November 2013)

Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato, Industry and Revolution: Social and Economic Change in the Orizaba Valley, Mexico
(Harvard University Press, June 2013)

John R. Haddad, America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation
(Temple University Press, March 2013)

Judith Koll Healey, Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West
(Minnesota Historical Society Press, May 2013)

Jill M. Hendrickson, Financial Crisis: The United States in the Early Twenty-First Century
(Palgrave Macmillan, February 2013)

Mark Hendrickson, American Labor and Economic Citizenship: New Capitalism from World War I to the Great Depression
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013)

Kenneth G. Hirth and Joanne Pillsbury, eds., Merchants, Markets, and Exchange in the Pre-Columbian World
(Harvard University Press for Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, May 2013)

Janette Holcomb, Early Merchant Families of Sydney: Speculation and Risk Management on the Fringes of Empire
(Anthem Press, November 2013)

Benjamin Hunnicutt, Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream
(Temple University Press, January 2013)

Neil Irwin, The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire
(Penguin Press, April 2013)

Geoffrey Jones, Entrepreneurship and Multinationals: Global Business and the Making of the Modern World
(Edward Elgar, October 2013)

Robert E. Jones, Bread upon the Waters: The St. Petersburg Grain Trade and the Russian Economy, 1703-1811
(University of Pittsburgh Press, June 2013)

Matthew Kadane, The Watchful Clothier: The Life of an Eighteenth-Century Protestant Capitalist
(Yale University Press, January 2013)

Anne Kelly Knowles, Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868
(University of Chicago Press, January 2013)

David Koistinen, Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England
(University Press of Florida, December 2013)

Jessica M. Lepler, The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis
(Cambridge University Press, September 2013)

Miguel A. López-Morell, The House of Rothschild in Spain, 1812-1941
(Ashgate, May 2013)

Christina Lubinski, Jeffrey Fear, and Paloma Fernández Pérez, eds., Family Multinationals: Entrepreneurship, Governance, and Pathways to Internationalization
(Routledge, May 2013)

Robert MacDougall, The People's Network: The Political Economy of the Telephone in the Gilded Age
(University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2013)

Reviewed by David Hochfelder for EH.Net

Lars Maischak, German Merchants in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013)

Scott P. Marler, New Orleans, The Merchants' Capital: The Political Economy of the Nineteenth-Century South
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013)

David L. Mason, The American Savings and Loan Industry, 1831-1935
(Pickering & Chatto, December 2013)

Noel Maurer, The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013
(Princeton University Press, August 2013)

Alexis McCrossen, Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life
(University of Chicago Press, May 2013)

Ajay K. Mehrotra, Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929
(Cambridge University Press, September 2013)

Quincy T. Mills, Cutting along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America
(University of Pennsylvania Press, October 2013)

Robert Millward, The State and Business in the Major Powers: An Economic History 1815-1939
(Routledge, February 2013)

Susan Nance, Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus
(Johns Hopkins University Press, January 2013)

Don Nerbas, Dominion of Capital: The Politics of Big Business and the Crisis of the Canadian Bourgeoisie, 1914-1947
(University of Toronto Press, July 2013)

David E. Nye, America's Assembly Line
(MIT Press, February 2013)

Derek J. Oddy and Alain Drouard, eds., The Food Industries of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
(Ashgate, July 2013)

Eric W. Orts, Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm
(Oxford University Press, September 2013)

Susie J. Pak, Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J. P. Morgan
(Harvard University Press, May 2013)

Reviewed by Joseph M. Santos for EH.Net

Reviewed by Andrew Smith for Reviews in History

Robert W. Patch, Indians and the Political Economy of Colonial Central America, 1670-1810
(University of Oklahoma Press, October 2013)

Manuel Pérez-García, Vicarious Consumers: Trans-National Meetings between the West and East in the Mediterranean World (1730-1808)
(Ashgate, October 2013)

Joseph A. Pratt, Exxon: Transforming Energy, 1973-2005
(University of Texas Press, for the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, June 2013)

Gail Radford, The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America
(University of Chicago Press, July 2013)

Jonathan Rees, Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America
(Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2013)

Bradley Ryner, Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing 1600-1642
(Edinburgh University Press, December 2013)

Thomas Max Safley, ed., The History of Bankruptcy: Economic, Social and Cultural Implications in Early Modern Europe
(Routledge, January 2013)

Jeroen Salman, Pedlars and the Popular Press: Itinerant Distribution Networks in England and the Netherlands, 1600-1850
(Brill, October 2013)

Stephen C. Sambrook, The Optical Munitions Industry in Great Britain, 1888-1923
(Pickering and Chatto, June 2013)

James A. Schafer, Jr., The Business of Private Medical Practice: Doctors, Specialization, and Urban Change in Philadelphia, 1900-1940
(Rutgers University Press, November 2013)

Kurt Schuler and Andrew Rosenberg, eds.,Bretton Woods Transcripts
(Center for Financial Stability, January 2013)

Philip Scranton and Patrick Fridenson, Reimagining Business History
(Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2013)

David L. Seim, Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Social Science
(Pickering and Chatto, June 2013)

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics
(University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2013)

Kendra Smith-Howard, Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History since 1910
(Oxford University Press, November 2013)

Reviewed by Megan Elias for H-Environment

Donald R. Stabile and Andrew F. Kozak, Markets, Planning and the Moral Economy: Business Cycles in the Progressive Era and New Deal
(Edward Elgar, January 2013)

Benn Steil, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order
(Princeton University Press, February 2013)

Philip J. Stern and Carl Wennerlind, eds., Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and Its Empire
(Oxford University Press, November 2013)

Jon Stobart, Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830
(Oxford University Press, January 2013)

Reviewed by Kate Smith for Reviews in History

Raymond Stokes, Roman Köster, and Stephen C. Sambrook, The Business of Waste: Great Britain and Germany, 1945 to the Present
(Cambridge University Press, September 2013)

Reviewed by Sebastian Teupe for H-Soz-u-Kult

Daniel Strum, The Sugar Trade: Brazil, Portugal, and the Netherlands, 1595-1630
(Stanford University Press, August 2013)

David Sunderland, Financing the Raj: The City of London and Colonial India, 1858-1940
(Boydell and Brewer, 2013)

Reviewed by Bernard Attard for Reviews in History

Reviewed by Sumit Guha for H-Empire

Pamela E. Swett, Selling under the Swastika: Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany
(Stanford University Press, December 2013)

James Taylor, Boardroom Scandal: The Criminalization of Company Fraud in Nineteenth-Century Britain
(Oxford University Press, June 2013)

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth, Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700
(Oxford University Press, January 2013)

Janis Lee Thiessen, Manufacturing Mennonites: Work and Religion in Post-War Manitoba
(University of Toronto Press, April 2013)

Richard H. Timberlake, Constitutional Money: A Review of the Supreme Court's Monetary Decisions
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013)

Gabriel Tortella and José Luis García Ruiz, Spanish Money and Banking: A History
(Palgrave Macmillan, October 2013)

Janice Traflet, A Nation of Small Shareholders: Marketing Wall Street after World War II
(Johns Hopkins University Press, April 2013)

Reviewed by Lynne Pierson Doti for EH.Net

Jenifer Van Vleck, Empire of the Air: Aviation and the American Ascendancy
(Harvard University Press, November 2013)

Benjamin Waterhouse, Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA
(Princeton University Press, December 2013)

John F. Wilson, Anthony Webster, and Rachael Vorberg-Rugh, Building Co-operation: A Business History of The Co-operative Group, 1863-2013
(Oxford University Press, December, 2013)

Reviewed by Sam MacAuley for LSE Reviews

Joshua D. Wolff, Western Union and the Creation of the American Corporate Order, 1845-1893
(Cambridge University Press, June 2013)

Gavin Wright, Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South
(Harvard University Press, February 2013)

Robert E. Wright, Corporation Nation
(University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2013)

Reviewed by Catherine Davies for H-Soz-u-Kult


Richard Adelstein, The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914
(Routledge, March 2012)

Anna Bálint, Clariant Clareant: The Beginnings of a Specialty Chemicals Company
(University of Chicago Press, for Campus Verlag, July 2012)

Patrizia Battilani and Harm G. Schröter, eds., The Cooperative Business Movement, 1950 to the Present
(Cambridge University Press, August 2012)

Robert J. Bennett, Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011
(Oxford University Press, January 2012)

Hartmut Berghoff, Philip Scranton, and Uwe Spiekermann, eds., The Rise of Marketing and Market Research
(Palgrave Macmillan, October 2012)

Mansel G. Blackford, Making Seafood Sustainable: American Experiences in Global Perspective
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)

Regina Lee Blaszczyk, The Color Revolution
(MIT Press, August 2012)

Victor Bulmer-Thomas, The Economic History of the Caribbean since the Napoleonic Wars
(Cambridge University Press, October 2012)

Angus Burgin, The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression
(Harvard University Press, October 2012)

Reviewed by Nick Witham for Reviews in History

Albert J. Churella, The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1: Building an Empire, 1846-1917
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)

Reviewed by Tomas Nonnenmacher for EH.Net

Eric Jay Dolin, When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
(W. W. Norton, September 2012)

Reviewed by John Haddad for Common-Place

Christopher Dyer, A Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages
(Oxford University Press, July 2012)

Reviewed by Justin Colson for Reviews in History

Melissa S. Fisher, Wall Street Women
(Duke University Press, 2012)

Caroline Frank, Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America
(University of Chicago Press, January 2012)

Reviewed by Jennifer Marshall for H-Empire

Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson, and James Taylor, Shareholder Democracies? Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850
(University of Chicago Press, January 2012)

Reviewed by Eric Hilt for EH.Net

Reviewed by James B. McSwain for Reviews in History

Aileen Fyfe, Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860
(University of Chicago Press, February 2012)

Reviewed by Iain Watts for Reviews in History

Kenneth D. Garbade, Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression
(MIT Press, January 2012)

Reviewed by Franklin Noll for EH.Net

Jon Gertner, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
(Penguin, March 2012)

Michele Gillespie, Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South
(University of Georgia Press, October 2012)

Reviewed by Deanna Gillespie for H-SAWH

Jessica Goldberg, Institutions and Geographies of Trade in the Medieval Mediterranean: The Business World of the Maghribi Traders
(Cambridge University Press, October 2012)

Carolyn M. Goldstein, Creating Consumers: Home Economists in Twentieth-Century America
(University of North Carolina Press, May 2012)

Jack Goody, Metals, Culture and Capitalism: An Essay on the Origins of the Modern World
(Cambridge University Press, December 2012)

Regina Grafe, Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800
(Princeton University Press, 2012)

Reviewed by Mauricio Drelichman for EH.Net

Sheryllynne Haggerty, "Merely for Money"? Business Culture in the British Atlantic, 1750-1815
(Liverpool University Press, September 2012)

Reviewed by Abigail Swingen for H-Albion

Reviewed by Natalie A. Zacek for H-Atlantic

Reviewed by Julian Hoppit for EH.Net

Gelina Harlaftis, Stig Tenold, and Jesús Valdaliso, eds., The World's Key Industry: History and Economics of International Shipping
(Palgrave Macmillan, May 2012)

Richard Harris, Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960
(University of Chicago Press, August 2012)

Reviewed by Kenneth Snowden for EH.Net

Laura Warren Hill and Julia Rabig, eds., The Business of Black Power: Community Development, Capitalism, and Corporate Responsibility in Postwar America
(University of Rochester Press, June 2012)

Reviewed by Shennette Garrett-Scott for H-Business

David Hochfelder, The Telegraph in America, 1832-1920
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)

Reviewed by Alex Nalbach for EH.Net

Janet Hunter and Penelope Francks, The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000
(Palgrave Macmillan, January 2012)

Harold James, Krupp: A History of Legendary German Firm
(Princeton University Press, March 2012)

Reviewed by Timothy Guinnane for EH.Net

John Jentz and Richard Schneirov, Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction
(University of Illinois Press, April 2012)

Reviewed by Angela Riotto for H-War

Ralph Jessen and Lydia Langer, eds., Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945
(Ashgate, September 2012)

Richard R. John, ed., The American Postal Network, 1792-1914
(Pickering & Chatto, January 2012)

Geoffrey Jones and Walter Friedman, eds., The Rise of the Modern Firm
(Edward Elgar, February 2012)

Rebecca Kobrin, ed., Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism
(Rutgers University Press, July 2012)

Reviewed by Barry Chiswick for H-Judaic

Paul A. C. Koistinen, State of War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1945-2011
(University Press of Kansas, September 2012)

William Lazonick and David Teece, eds., Management Innovation: Essays in the Spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
(Oxford University Press, Spring 2012)

Jonathan Levy, Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America
(Harvard University Press, October 2012)

Juliette Levy, The Making of a Market: Credit, Henequen, and Notaries in Yucatán, 1850-1900
(Penn State University Press, September 2012)

Jan Logemann, ed., The Development of Consumer Credit in Global Perspective: Business, Regulation, and Culture
(Palgrave Macmillan, July 2012)

Jan L. Logemann, Trams or Tailfins? Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States
(University of Chicago Press, November 2012)

Reviewed by Karen A. Kopecky for EH.Net

Thomas K. McCraw, The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy
(Harvard University Press, October 2012)

Reviewed by W. Elliott Brownlee for EH.Net

Reviewed by Daniel Clinkman for Reviews in History

Reviewed by Gordon S. Wood for The New Republic

Robyn S. Metcalfe, Meat, Commerce and the City: The London Food Market, 1800-1855
(Pickering & Chatto, April 2012)

Reviewed by Richard Perrin for EH.Net

Michael B. Miller, Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History
(Cambridge University Press, August 2012)

Reviewed by Richard Sicotte for EH.Net

Larry Neal, "I Am Not the Master of Events": The Speculations of John Law and Lord Londonderry in the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles
(Yale University Press, January 2012)

Sean Nixon, Hard Sell: Advertising, Affluence and Transatlantic Relations, c1951-69
(Manchester University Press, May 2013)

Reviewed by Peter Gurney for Reviews in History

David Parrott, The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe
(Cambridge University Press, April 2012)

Reviewed by Jamie L. H. Goodall for EH.Net

Reviewed by Neil Younger for Reviews in History

Kim Phillips-Fein and Julian E. Zelizer, eds., What's Good for Business: Business and American Politics since World War II
(Oxford University Press, April 2012)

Andrew Popp, Entrepreneurial Families: Business, Marriage and Life in the Early Nineteenth Century
(Pickering and Chatto, 2012)

Reviewed by Christina Lubinski for EH.Net

Reviewed by James Taylor for Reviews in History

Jonathan Rees, Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction
(M.E. Sharpe, September 2012)

Alasdair Roberts, America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837
(Cornell University Press, April 2012)

Reviewed by Peter L. Rousseau for EH.Net

Pål Thonstad Sandvik, Multinationals, Subsidiaries and National Business Systems: The Nickel Industry and Falconbridge Nikkelverk
(Pickering and Chatto, February 2012)

Michael Schiltz, The Money Doctors from Japan: Finance, Imperialism, and the Building of the Yen Bloc, 1895-1937
(Harvard University Press, August 2012)

Luciano Segreto, et al., eds., European Business and Brand Building
(Peter Lang, 2012)

Amy Stanley, Selling Women: Prostitution, Markets, and the Household in Early Modern Japan
(University of California Press, June 2012)

Alessandro Stanziani, Rules of Exchange: French Capitalism in Comparative Perspective, Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries
(Cambridge University Press, February 2012)

Reviewed by Jeff Horn for H-France

Inger L. Stole, Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s
(University of Illinois Press, November 2012)

Yasuko Suzuki, Japan-Netherlands Trade, 1600-1800: The Dutch East India Company and Beyond
(Trans-Pacific Press, April 2012)

Timothy D. Taylor, The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture
(University of Chicago Press, July 2012)

Leslie Tomory, Progressive Enlightenment: The Origins of the Gaslight Industry, 1780-1820
(MIT Press, March 2012)

Reviewed by Peter M. Jones for EH.Net

Maki Umemura and Rika Fujioka, eds., Comparative Responses to Globalization: Experiences of British and Japanese Enterprises
(Palgrave Macmillan, December 2012)

Liana Vardi, The Physiocrats and the World of the Enlightenment
(Cambridge University Press, March 2012)

Reviewed by Steven Pressman for EH.Net

Jane Whittle and Elizabeth Griffiths, Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth-Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange
(Oxford University Press, May 2012)

Reviewed by William Farrell for Reviews in History

Gordon M. Winder, The American Reaper: Harvesting Networks and Technology, 1830-1910
(Ashgate, April 2012)

Reviewed by Mark Finlay for EH.Net

Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith, eds., Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America
(University of Chicago Press, February 2012)

Reviewed by Corey Goettsch for H-SHEAR


Franco Amatori and Andrea Colli, Business History: Complexities and Comparisons
(Routledge, May 2011)

Franco Amatori, Robert Millward, and Pier Angelo Toninelli, eds., Reappraising State-Owned Enterprise: A Comparison of the UK and Italy
(Routledge, March 2011)

Stuart Banner, American Property: A History of How, Why, and What We Own
(Harvard University Press, February 2011)

Reviewed by Robert C. Deal for H-Law

Reviewed by Tom Cutterham for Reviews in History

Donica Belisle, Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada
(University of British Columbia Press, February 2011)

Hartmut Berghoff and Uwe Spiekermann, eds., Decoding Modern Consumer Societies
(Palgrave Macmillan, December 2011)

Dan Breznitz and Michael Murphree, Run of the Red Queen: Government Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China
(Yale University Press, May 2011)

Sue Fawn Chung, In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West
(University of Illinois Press, August 2011)

Reviewed by Michael Duchemin for H-California

Barry Eichengreen, Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System
(Oxford University Press, January 2011)

Reviewed by Gianni Toniolo for EH.Net

Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff, Economic Development in the Americas since 1500: Endowments and Institutions
(Cambridge University Press, November 2011)

Stefano Fenoaltea, The Reinterpretation of Italian Economic History, from Unification to the Great War
(Cambridge University Press, June 2011)

Reviewed by Brian A'Hearn for EH.Net

Alexander Field, A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth
(Yale University Press, April, 2011)

Caroline Fohlin, Mobilizing Money: How the World's Richest Nations Financed Industrial Growth
(Cambridge University Press, December 2011)

Louis Galambos, The Creative Society—And the Price Americans Paid For It
(Cambridge University Press, December 2011)

Reviewed by Ahmed S. Rahman for EH.Net

Paul Garner, British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889-1919
(Stanford University Press, September 2011)

Andrew Gordon, The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan
(University of California Press, November 2011)

Farley Grubb, German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920
(Routledge, June 2011)

Robert Gudmestad, Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom
(Louisiana State University Press, October 2011)

Reviewed by Lo Faber for H-Southern-Industry

Barbara Hahn, Making Tobacco Bright: Creating an American Commodity, 1617-1937
(Johns Hopkins University Press, September 2011)

Nelly Hanna, Artisan Entrepreneurs in Cairo and Early Modern Capitalism (1600-1800)
(Syracuse University Press, April 2011)

Reviewed by Thomas Philipp for H-Soz-u-Kult

Louis Hyman, Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink
(Princeton University Press, January 2011)

Reviewed by Katharine L. Shester for EH.Net

Reviewed by Natascha van der Zwan for H-Business

Douglas A. Irwin, Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression
(Princeton University Press, February 2011)

Reviewed by Anthony Patrick O'Brien for EH.Net

Douglas A. Irwin and Richard Sylla, eds., Founding Choices: American Economic Policy in the 1790s
(University of Chicago Press, January 2011)

Reviewed by Ben Baack for EH.Net

Maury Klein, Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present
(Oxford University Press, June 2011)

Robert Lee, ed., Commerce and Culture: Nineteenth-Century Business Elites
(Ashgate, November 2011)

Reviewed by Christina Lubinski for H-Soz-u-Kult [in German]

Reviewed by Robin Pearson for EH.Net

Marc Levinson, The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America
(Hill and Wang, August 2011)

Roger Lloyd-Jones, Josephine Maltby, Myrddin John Lewis, and Mark David Matthews, Personal Capitalism and Corporate Governance: British Manufacturing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
(Ashgate, February 2011)

William M. McClenahan, Jr., and William H. Becker, Eisenhower and the Cold War Economy
(Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2011)

Sheilagh Ogilvie, Institutions and European Trade: Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800
(Cambridge University Press, April 2011)

Reviewed by Donald J. Harreld for EH.Net

Reviewed by Shami Ghosh for Reviews in History

Julia C. Ott, When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors' Democracy
(Harvard University Press, June 2011)

Reviewed by Natascha van der Zwan for H-Business

Matthew Parker, The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies
(Bloomsbury Publishing, August 2011)

Reviewed by Bronwen Everill for Reviews in History

Sara B. Pritchard, Confluence: The Nature of Technology and the Remaking of the Rhône
(Harvard University Press, April 2011)

Laure Quennouëlle-Corre and Youssef Cassis, eds., Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
(Oxford University Press, September 2011)

Indrajit Ray, Bengal Industries and the British Industrial Revolution, 1757-1857
(Routledge, February 2011)

Reviewed by B. R. Tomlinson for EH.Net

Paul W. Rhode, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, and David F. Weiman, eds., Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time
(Stanford University Press, February 2011)

Reviewed by Carolyn M. Moehling for EH.Net

J. Andrew Ross and Andrew D. Smith, eds. Canada's Entrepreneurs: From the Fur Trade to the 1929 Crash
(University of Toronto Press, November 2011)

Emanuela Scarpellini, Material Nation: A Consumer's History of Modern Italy
(Oxford University Press, May 2011)

James Simpson, Creating Wine: The Emergence of a World Industry, 1840-1914
(Princeton University Press, October 2011)

Reviewed by Noel Johnson for EH.Net

Michael Stamm, Sound Business: Newspapers, Radio, and the Politics of New Media
(University of Pennsylvania Press, April 2011)

Philip J. Stern, The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India
(Oxford University Press, April 2011)

Reviewed by Douglas Peers for Reviews in History

Reviewed by Ilya Vinkovetsky for H-Empire

Jon Stobart and Ilja Van Damme, eds., Modernity and the Second-Hand Trade: European Consumption Cultures and Practices, 1700-1900
(Palgrave Macmillan, January 2011)

Ian M. Taplin, The Modern American Wine Industry: Market Formation and Growth in North Carolina
(Pickering and Chatto, February 2011)

William G. Thomas, The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America
(Yale University Press, October 2011)

Reviewed by Aaron W. Marrs for Common-Place

Gail D. Triner, Mining and the State in Brazilian Development
(Pickering and Chatto, June 2011)

Reviewed by Amanda Hartzmark for EH.Net

Maki Umemura, The Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry: Its Evolution and Current Challenges
(Routledge, March 2011)

Tijl Vanneste, Global Trade and Commercial Networks: Eighteenth-Century Diamond Merchants
(Pickering and Chatto, 2011)

Reviewed by Ernst Pijning for Reviews in History

Carl Wennerlind, Casualties of Credit: The English Financial Revolution, 1620-1720
(Harvard University Press, November 2011)

Reviewed by Bruce G. Carruthers for EH.Net

Richard White, Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
(W. W. Norton, May 2011)

Reviewed by John Howard Brown for EH.Net

Reviewed by Andrew Smith for Reviews in History

Reviewed by John Steele Gordon for The Wall Street Journal

Jeffrey G. Williamson, Trade and Poverty: When the Third World Fell Behind
(MIT Press, January 2011)

Daqing Yang, Technology of Empire: Telecommunications and Japanese Expansion in Asia, 1883-1945
(Harvard University Press, April 2011)

Olivier Zunz, Philanthropy in America: A History
(Princeton University Press, November 2011)

Reviewed by Donald E. Frey for EH.Net


Joyce Appleby, The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
(W. W. Norton, January 2010)

Reviewed by Paul M. Hohenberg for EH.Net

Reviewed by William Gallois for Reviews in History

Reviewed by Stephen Mihm for The New York Times

Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, J. Carles Maixé-Altés, and Paul Thomes, eds., Technological Innovation in Retail Finance: International Historical Perspectives
(Routledge, November 2010)

Stefano Battilossi and Jaime Reis, eds., State and Financial Systems in Europe and the USA: Historical Perspectives on Regulation and Supervision in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
(Ashgate, April 2010)

Michael B. Boston, The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington: Its Development and Implementation
(University Press of Florida, August 2010)

Nick Bunker, Making Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World, A New History
(Random House, April, 2010)

Forrest Capie, The Bank of England, 1950s to 1979
(Cambridge University Press, July 2010)

Reviewed by John H. Wood for EH.Net

Ann M. Carlos and Frank D. Lewis, Commerce by a Frozen Sea: Native Americans and the European Fur Trade
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010)

Reviewed by Wendy Lucas Castro for Common-Place

Reviewed by Peter J. Hill for EH.Net

Mark Casson, Entrepreneurship: Theory, Networks, History
(Edward Elgar, June 2010)

Andrea Colli and Michaelangelo Vasta, eds., Forms of Enterprise in 20th Century Italy: Boundaries, Structures and Strategies
(Edward Elgar, September 2010)

Reviewed by Federico Barbiellini Amidei for EH.Net

Tracey Deutsch, Building a Housewife's Paradise: Gender, Politics, and American Grocery Stores in the Twentieth Century
(University of North Carolina Press, April 2010)

Eric Jay Dolin, Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America
(W. W. Norton, July 2010)

James R. Fichter, So Great a Profitt: How the East Indies Trade Transformed Anglo-American Capitalism
(Harvard University Press, May 2010)

Reviewed by Thomas H. Cox for EH.Net

Reviewed by Michelle Craig McDonald for Common-Place

José L. García-Ruiz and Pier Angelo Toninelli, eds., The Determinants of Entrepreneurship: Leadership, Culture, Institutions
(Pickering and Chatto, July 2010)

Reviewed by Andrew Godley for EH.Net

Susan M. Gauss, Made in Mexico: Regions, Nation, and the State in the Rise of Mexican Industrialism, 1920s-1940s
(Penn State University Press, November 2010)

Mark W. Geiger, Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865
(Yale University Press, July 2010)

Tiffany M. Gill, Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry
(University of Illinois Press, March 2010)

Reviewed by Joey Fink for H-SAWH

Richard S. Grossman, Unsettled Account: The Evolution of Banking in the Industrialized World since 1800
(Princeton University Press, June 2010)

Reviewed by Eugene White for EH.Net

John Hillman, The International Tin Cartel
(Routledge, March 2010)

Martha C. Howell, Commerce before Capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600
(Cambridge University Press, April 2010)

David Jaffee, A New Nation of Goods: The Material Culture of Early America
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010)

Reviewed by Joanna Cohen for H-SHEAR

Richard R. John, Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications
(Harvard University Press, May 2010)

Paul Johnson, Making the Market: Victorian Origins of Corporate Capitalism
(Cambridge University Press, April 2010)

Reviewed by Robin Pearson for EH.Net

Geoffrey Jones, Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry
(Oxford University Press, March 2010)

Reviewed by Ingrid Giertz-Mårtenson for EH.Net

Mara L. Keire, For Business and Pleasure: Red-Light Districts and the Regulation of Vice in the United States, 1890-1933
(Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2010)

Xabier Lamikiz, Trade and Trust in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World: Spanish Merchants and Their Overseas Networks
(Boydell and Brewer, 2010)

Reviewed by Andreas Maaløe Jespersen for H-Soz-u-Kult

Robert Martello, Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise
(Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2010)

Reviewed by Lawrence Peskin for Common-Place

Reviewed by Allan Branstiter for H-War

Allan H. Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 1, 1951-1969
(University of Chicago Press, February 2010)

Craig Miner, A Most Magnificent Machine: America Adopts the Railroad, 1825-1862
(University Press of Kansas, October 2010)

Reviewed by Laurence J. Malone for EH.Net

Joel Mokyr, The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain, 1700-1850
(Yale University Press, February 2010)

Reviewed by C. Knick Harley for EH.Net

Eric J. Morser, Hinterland Dreams: The Political Economy of a Midwestern City
(University of Pennsylvania Press, November 2010)

Sharon Ann Murphy, Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America
(Johns Hopkins University Press, September 2010)

Reviewed by Eric Hilt for EH.Net

Reviewed by Sean H. Vanatta for Common-Place

Monica Neve, Sold! Advertising and the Bourgeois Female Consumer in Munich, c. 1900-1914
(Franz Steiner, October 2010)

Reviewed by Lela Felter-Kerley for H-Urban

David E. Nye, When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America
(MIT Press, January 2010)

Reviewed by John Neufeld for EH.Net

Geoffrey Owen, The Rise and Fall of Great Companies: Courtaulds and the Reshaping of the Man-Made Fibres Industry
(Oxford University Press, October 2010)

Helen Paul, The South Sea Bubble: An Economic History of Its Origins and Consequences
(Routledge, August 2010)

Reviewed by Anne L. Murphy for EH.Net

Robin Pearson, ed., The Development of International Insurance
(Pickering and Chatto, July 2010)

Caroline de la Peña, Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda
(University of North Carolina Press, September 2010)

Lawrence R. Samuel, Freud on Madison Avenue: Motivation Research and Subliminal Advertising in America
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010)

Catherine R. Schenk, The Decline of Sterling: Managing the Retreat of an International Currency, 1945-1992
(Cambridge University Press, July 2010)

Stefan Schwarzkopf and Rainer Gries, eds., Ernest Dichter and Motivation Research: New Perspectives on the Making of Post-War Consumer Culture
(Palgrave Macmillan, October 2010)

Rebecca Sharpless, Cooking in Other Women's Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865-1960
(University of North Carolina Press, October 2010)

Reviewed by Alexandra Hendley for H-Southern-Industry

John Singleton, Central Banking in the Twentieth Century
(Cambridge University Press, December 2010)

Reviewed by Pierre Siklos for EH.Net

Mark Valeri, Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America
(Princeton University Press, July 2010)

Reviewed by Donald E. Frey for EH.Net

Domenic Vitiello, with George E. Thomas, The Philadelphia Stock Exchange and the City It Made
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010)

S. Jonathan Wiesen, Creating the Nazi Marketplace: Commerce and Consumption in the Third Reich
(Cambridge University Press, November 2010)

Reviewed by Dieter Ziegler for H-Judaic

Wendy A. Woloson, In Hock: Pawning in America from Independence through the Great Depression
(University of Chicago Press, April 2010)

Reviewed by Matthew Vaz for Common-Place

E. A. Wrigley, Energy and the English Industrial Revolution
(Cambridge University Press, October 2010)

Reviewed by Margaret C. Jacob for H-Albion

Nuala Zahedieh, The Capital and the Colonies: London and the Atlantic Economy, 1660-1700
(Cambridge University Press, July 2010)

Reviewed by Lorena S. Walsh for EH.Net

Reviewed by Thomas M. Truxes for Reviews in History