Books of Interest 2016

Amy M. FroideSilent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain's Financial Revolution, 1690-1750 (Oxford University Press, December 2016) 

Following is a list of books published in December 2016. Books published earlier in the year follow below on the page.


Hans Otto Frøland, Mats Ingulstad, and Jonas Scherner, eds., Industrial Collaboration in Nazi-Occupied Europe: Norway in Context (Palgrave, December 2016)

Richard R. John and Kim Phillips-Fein, eds., Capital Gains: Business and Politics in Twentieth-Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2016)

Laurence B. MussioA Vision Greater than Themselves: The Making of the Bank of Montreal, 1817-2017 (McGill-Queens University Press, December 2016)

Marina NicoliThe Rise and Fall of the Italian Film Industry (Routledge, December 2016)

Guido RossiInsurance in Elizabethan England: The London Code (Cambridge University Press, December 2016)

Kevin SchmiesingMerchants and Ministers: A History of Businesspeople and Clergy in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, December 2016)

John Tutino, ed., New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750–1870 (Duke University Press, December 2016)

Emily WestkaemperSelling Women's History: Packaging Feminism in Twentieth-Century American Popular Culture (Rutgers University Press, January 2017)

John F. Wilson, Steven Toms, Abe de Jong, and Emily Buchnea, eds., The Routledge Companion to Business History (Routledge, December 2016)



Following is a list of books of interest published or forthcoming in hardcover from August through November, with a few earlier titles we missed. Books published earlier in the year appear further down the page.

Jennifer AstonFemale Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth-Century England: Engagement in the Urban Economy(Palgrave, August 2016)

Richard BaldwinThe Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization (Harvard University Press, November 2016)

Melissa Calaresu and Danielle van den Heuvel, eds., Food Hawkers: Selling in the Streets from Antiquity to the Present (Routledge, August 2016)

Youssef Cassis, Andrea Colli, and Harm Schröter, eds., The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century(Oxford University Press, September 2016)

Pierre-Yves DonzéIndustrial Development, Technology Transfer, and Global Competition: A History of the Japanese Watch Industry since 1850 (Routledge, November 2016) 

Jari Eloranta, et al., eds., Economic History of Warfare and State Formation (Springer, September, 2016)

Sharon FarmerThe Silk Industries of Medieval Paris: Artisanal Migration, Technological Innovation, and Gendered Experience (University of Pennsylvania Press, November 2016)

Catherine L. FiskWriting for Hire: Unions, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue (Harvard University Press, October 2016)

Wendy GamberThe Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age (Johns Hopkins University Press, July 2016)

Hermione GiffardMaking Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States (University of Chicago Press, October 2016) 

Maris Boyd GilletteChina's Porcelain Capital: The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen (Bloomsbury Publishing, August 2016)

Carmen Hofmann and Martin L. Müller, eds.,  History of Financial Institutions: Essays on the History of European Finance, 1800–1950 (Routledge, October 2016)

Qwangmin KimBorderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market (Stanford University Press, October 2016) 

Peter KnightReading the Market: Genres of Financial Capitalism in Gilded Age America (Johns Hopkins University Press, July 2016) 

Jane Ellen KnodellThe Second Bank of the United States: "Central" Banker in an Era of Nation-Building, 1816-1836 (Routledge, September 2016)

Marc LevinsonAn Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy (Basic Books, November 2016)

Frederick L. McKitrickFrom Craftsmen to Capitalist: German Artisans from the Third Reich to the Federal Republic, 1939-1953 (Berghahn Books, September 2016)  

Alfred C. MierzejewskiA History of the German Public Pension System: Continuity amid Change (Rowman & Littlefield, March 2016)

James MuirLaw, Debt, and Merchant Power: The Civil Courts of Eighteenth-Century Halifax (University of Toronto Press, September 2016)

Laurence B. MussioA Vision Greater than Themselves: The Making of the Bank of Montreal, 1817-2017 (McGill-Queen's University Press, November 2016) 

John L. NeufeldSelling Power: Economics, Policy, and Electric Utilities before 1940(University of Chicago Press, November 2016) 

David Andrew NicholsEngines of Diplomacy: Indian Trading Factories and the Negotiation of American Empire (University of North Carolina Press, May 2016) 

Avner Offer and Gabriel SöderbergThe Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn (Princeton University Press, September 2016)

S. Paul O'HaraInventing the Pinkertons; or, Spies, Sleuths, Mercenaries, and Thugs (Johns Hopkins University Press, August 2016)

Mary A. O'SullivanDividends of Development: Securities Markets in the History of U.S. Capitalism, 1865-1922 (Oxford University Press, November 2016) 

Christy Park-PujaraDark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (NYU Press, August 2016)

Richard Pomfret and John K. Wilson, eds., Sports Through the Lens of Economic History (Edward Elgar, August 2016)

Jonathan E. RobinsCotton and Race Across the Atlantic: Britain, Africa, and America, 1900-1920 (University of Rochester Press, November 2016)

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. SwamyLaw and the Economy in Colonial India (University of Chicago Press, September 2016)

Andrew Smith, Kevin D. Tennent, and Simon Mollan, eds., The Impact of the First World War on International Business (Routledge, November 2016) 

Robert F. SmithManufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution (Westholme Publishing, August 2016) 

Sharon Hartman StromFortune, Fame, and Desire: Promoting the Self in the Long Nineteenth Century (Rowman & Littlefield, September 2016) 

Charlie WhithamPost-War Business Planners in the United States, 1939-48: The Rise of the Corporate Moderates (Bloomsbury, October 2016)



Following is a list of books of interest to business and economic historians published or forthcoming from January through August 2016 (and a few we missed in late 2015). 

Daniel Amsterdam, Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen's Campaign for a Civic Welfare State (University of Pennsylvania Press, April 2016)

Terry L. Anderson, ed., Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations (Lexington Books, June 2016) 

Ross Bassett, The Technological Indian (Harvard University Press, February 2016) 

Joerg Baten, ed., A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (Cambridge University Press, April 2016)

Mansel G. Blackford, Columbus, Ohio: Two Centuries of Business and Environmental Change (Ohio State University Press, August 2016) 

Michael Bonner, Confederate Political Economy: Creating and Managing a Southern Corporatist Nation (Louisiana State University Press, May 2016)

Catia Brilli, Genoese Trade and Migration in the Spanish Atlantic, 1700–1830 (Cambridge University Press, March 2016)

Youssef Cassis, Richard S. Grossman, and Catherine R. Schenk, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Banking and Financial History (Oxford University Press, July 2016)

Christian Christiansen, Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society (Oxford University Press, January 2016)

Silvana Colella, Charlotte Riddell's City Novels and Victorian Business: Narrating Capitalism (Routledge, April 2016)

Peter Conti-Brown, The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve (Princeton University Press, January 2016) 

Simon Cordery, The Iron Road in the Prairie State: The Story of Illinois Railroading (Indiana University Press, December 2015)  

James W. Cortada, All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870 (Oxford University Press, March 2016)

Leonor Freire Costa, Pedro Lains, and Susana Munch Miranda, An Economic History of Portugal, 1143-2010 (Cambridge University Press, March 2016) 

Jefferson Cowie, The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics (Princeton University Press, January 2016)

Béatrice Craig, Female Enterprise: Behind the Discursive Veil in Nineteenth-Century Northern France (Palgrave Macmillan, August 2016)

Béatrice Craig, Women and Business since 1500: Invisible Presences in Europe and North America? (Palgrave Macmillan, December 2015)

Heather Dalton, Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange, 1500-1560 (Oxford University Press, August 2016)

Martin Allen and Matthew Davies, eds., Medieval Merchants and Money: Essays in Honour of James L. Bolton (IHR Publications, June 2016) 

Sally Denton, The Profiteers; Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World (Simon and Schuster, March 2016)

Peter B. Doran, Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire (Penguin Random House, May 2016)

Jonathan Eacott, Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830 (University of North Carolina Press, February 2016)

Lars Engwall, Matthias Kipping, and Behlül Üsdiken, Defining Management: Business Schools, Consultants, Media (Routledge, May 2016) 

Adrian Finucane, The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire (University of Pennsylvania Press, April 2016) 

Marc Flandreau, Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science (University of Chicago Press, August 2016)

Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, and Barbara Hahn, Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities (Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2016)

Winifred Gallagher, How the Post Office Created America (Penguin, June 2016)

Tyler Beck Goodspeed, Legislating Instability: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772 (Harvard University Press, March 2016)

Robert J. Gordon, The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (Princeton University Press, January 2016) 

Felicia Gottmann, Global Trade, Smuggling, and the Making of Economic Liberalism: Asian Textiles in France 1680-1760 (Palgrave Macmillan, March 2016)

Darren E. Grem, The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity (Oxford University Press, June 2016)  

Erin M. Greenwald, Marc-Antoine Caillot and the Company of the Indies in Louisiana: Trade in the French Atlantic World (Louisiana State University Press, June 2016)

Stephen G. Gross, Export Empire: German Soft Power in Southeastern Europe, 1890–1945 (Cambridge University Press, January 2016)

Pamela Haag, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture (Perseus/Basic Books, April 2016)

Xing Hang, Conflict and Commerce in Maritime East Asia: The Zheng Family and the Shaping of the Modern World, c.1620–1720 (Cambridge University Press, January 2016)

Kenneth G. Hirth, The Aztec Economic World: Merchants and Markets in Ancient Mesoamerica (Cambridge University Press, July 2016)

Roger Horowitz, Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food (Columbia University Press, April 2016) 

Lloyd Keith and John C. Jackson, The Fur Trade Gamble: North West Company on the Pacific Slope, 1800-1820 (Washington State University Press, February 2016)

Meg Jacobs, Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s (Hill and Wang, April 2016)

Hervé Joly, Les Gillet de Lyon: Fortunes d'une grande dynastie industrielle (1838-2015) (Librairie Droz, December 2015)

Paul Kahan, The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle, and the Fight for American Finance (Westholme Publishing, December 2015)  

Jürgen Kocka, Capitalism: A Short History (Princeton University Press, January 2016)

Bart Lambert, Europe's Rich Fabric: The Consumption, Commercialisation, and Production of Luxury Textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and Neighbouring Territories (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries) (Routledge, December 2015) 

Marco H. D. Van Leeuwen, Mutual Insurance 1550-2015: From Guild Welfare and Friendly Societies to Contemporary Micro-Insurers (Palgrave Macmillan, May 2016)

Edward G. Lengel, First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity (Da Capo Press, January 2016)

Adrian Leonard, ed., Marine Insurance: Origins and Institutions, 1300-1850 (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2016 [US]) 

Jürgen Kocka and Marcel van der Linden, eds., Capitalism: The Reemergence of a Historical Concept (Bloomsbury Academic, August 2016)

Myrddin John Lewis and Roger Lloyd-Jones, Arming the Western Front: War, Business and the State in Britain, 1900-1920 (Routledge, June 2016)

Paloma Fernández Pérez and Andrea Lluch, eds., Evolution of Family Business:Continuity and Change in Latin America and Spain (Edward Elgar, April 2016) 

Franco Malerba, et al., Innovation and the Evolution of Industries: History-Friendly Models (Cambridge University Press, July 2016) 

Steven Marks, The Information Nexus: Global Capitalism from the Renaissance to the Present (Cambridge University Press, July 2016)

Johan Mathew, Margins of the Market: Trafficking and Capitalism across the Arabian Sea (University of California Press, May 2016)

Deirdre N. McCloskey, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (University of Chicago Press, April 2016)

Jeffrey L. Meikle, Postcard America: Curt Teich and the Imaging of a Nation, 1931-1950 (University of Texas Press, January 2016)

Joel Mokyr, A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy (Princeton University Press, August 2016)

Kathryn A. Morrison, Woolworth's: 100 Years on the High Street (Historic England Publishing, April 2016) 

Simone M. Müller, Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks (Columbia University Press, April 2016)

Tracy Neumann, Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America (University of Pennsylvania Press, June 2016)

John O'Brien, Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850 (University of Chicago Press, December 2015) 

Rowena Olegario, Engine of Enterprise: Credit in America (Harvard University Press, February 2016)

Marc-William Palen, The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalisation, 1846–1896 (Cambridge University Press, February 2016)

Henry Petroski, The Road Taken: The History and Future of America's Infrastructure (Bloomsbury Publishing, February 2016) 

Werner Plumpe, German Economic and Business History in the 19th and 20th Century (Palgrave Macmillan, July 2016)

Gautham Rao, Custom Houses and the Making of the American State (University of Chicago Press, April 2016) 

Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, eds., Slavery's Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development (University of Pennsylvania Press, August 2016)

Daniel Lord Smail, Legal Plunder: Households and Debt Collection in Late Medieval Europe (Harvard University Press, June 2016) 

Robert F. Smith, Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution (Westholme Publishing, May 2016)

Susan V. Spellman, Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business (Oxford University Press, March 2016)

Mark W. Steinberg, England's Great Transformation: Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution (University of Chicago Press, March 2016) 

Chloe E. Taft, From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City (Harvard University Press, March 2016)

Frank Trentmann, Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First (Harper Collins, March 2016)

Daniel Bivona and Marlene Tromp, eds., Culture and Money in the Nineteenth Century: Abstracting Economics (Ohio University Press, May 2016)

Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson, Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700 (Princeton University Press, April 2016)

Mark R. Wilson, Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II (University of Pennsylvania Press, August 2016)

John Wong, Global Trade in the Nineteenth Century: The House of Houqua and the Canton System (Cambridge University Press, July 2016)

Michael D. Bordo and Mark A. Wynne, eds., The Federal Reserve's Role in the Global Economy: A Historical Perspective (Cambridge University Press, March 2016)

Robin Pearson and Takau Yoneyama, eds., Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance (Oxford University Press, January 2016)

Pim de Zwart, Globalization and the Colonial Origins of the Great Divergence: Intercontinental Trade and Living Standards in the Dutch East India Company’s Commercial Empire, c. 1600-1800 (Brill, April 2016)