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New Paperbacks in Business and Economic History

The following listings are intended to be suggestive rather than comprehensive. Books published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback formats are not included, but new books published only in paperback are. Because nearly all books issued in paperback are now also made available in digital format, books available electronically are not marked. Reviews available will be found in the new books or bibliography sections.


In addition to the recent books listed below, readers may wish to check out the new Princeton Legacy Library, announced in July 2014. The series is reprinting on demand a number of well-known books, including many business history titles—for example, by Hugh Aiken, Guy Alchon, Judith Coffin, Fred Carstensen, Daniel Nelson, Mark Summers, Eugene White, and James Harvey Young. See here for a full listing.

Peter Andreas, Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America
(Oxford University Press, June 2014 [2013])

Kenneth Bertrams, Nicolas Coupain, and Ernst Homburg, Solvay: History of a Multinational Family Firm
(Cambridge University Press, August 2014 [2013])

Kara Newman, The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets
(Columbia University Press, October 2014 [2012])

Julia C. Ott, When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors' Democracy
(Harvard University Press, September 2014 [2011])

Susie J. Pak, Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J. P. Morgan
(Harvard University Press, September 2014 [2013])

Ajay K. Mehrotra, Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929
(Cambridge University Press, September 2014 [2013])

Indrajit Ray, Bengal Industries and the British Industrial Revolution (1757-1857)
(Routledge, June 2014 [2011])

Caroline Fohlin, Mobilizing Money: How the World's Richest Nations Financed Industrial Growth
(Cambridge University Press, August 2014 [2011])

Farley Grubb, German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920
(Routledge, June 2014 [2011])

Jonathan Levy, Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America
(Harvard University Press, October 2014 [2012])

Thomas K. McCraw, The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy
(Harvard University Press, May 2014 [2012])

Shane Hamilton, Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy
(Princeton University Press, July 2014 [2008])

Mark Valeri, Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America
(Princeton University Press, July 2014 [2010])

Sarah S. Elkind, How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles
(University of North Carolina Press, August 2014 [2011])

Christopher Kobrak and Mira Wilkins, eds., History and Financial Crisis: Lessons from the 20th Century
(Routledge, November 2014 [2012])

Alessandro Stanziani, Rules of Exchange: French Capitalism in Comparative Perspective, Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries
(Cambridge University Press, April 2014 [2012])

John R. Haddad, America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation
(Temple University Press, April 2014 [2013])

Sheryllynne Haggerty, 'Merely for Money'? Business Culture in the British Atlantic, 1750-1815
(Liverpool University Press, March 2014 [2012])

Neil Irwin, The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire
(Penguin Books, March 2014 [2013])

John Majewski, Modernizing a Slave Economy: The Economic Vision of the Confederate Nation
(University of North Carolina Press, March 2014 [2009])

Benn Steil, Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order
(Princeton University Press, March 2014 [2013])

M. John Lubetkin, Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873
(University of Oklahoma Press, March 2014 [2006])

Sebouh Aslanian, From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa
(University of California Press, March 2014 [2011])

Allan H. Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 1, 1951-1969
(University of Chicago Press, August 2014 [2010])

Allan H. Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 2, 1970-1986
(University of Chicago Press, August 2014 [2010])

Daniel Stedman Jones, Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics
(Princeton University Press, July 2014 [2012])

John McCusker, Essays in the Economic History of the Atlantic World
(Routledge, August 2014 [1997])