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 July-September 2017

More new and forthcoming books of interest to business and economic historians, July-September 2017 (and a few we missed):

Antonella Alimento and Koen Stapelbroek, eds., The Politics of Commercial Treaties in the Eighteenth Century: Balance of Power, Balance of Trade (Palgrave, September 2016) 

Mehrsa Baradaran, The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap (Harvard University Press, September 2017) 

David R. Bellhouse, Leases for Lives: Life Contingent Contracts and the Emergence of Actuarial Science in Eighteenth-Century England (Cambridge University Press, July 2017)

Cary Carson, Face Value: The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America (University of Virginia Press, August 2017)

Theodore Catton, Rainy Lake House: Twilight of Empire on the Northern Frontier (Johns Hopkins University Press, August 2017)

Eli Cook, The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life (Harvard University Press, September 2017)

Aled Davies, The City of London and Social Democracy: The Political Economy of Finance in Post-war Britain (Oxford University Press, August 2017) 

Joshua Clark Davis, From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs (Columbia University Press, August 2017)

Marian Mathison Desrosiers, John Bannister of Newport: The Life and Accounts of a Colonial Merchant (McFarland, July 2017; pb original)

Peter J. Drake, Merchants, Bankers, Governors: British Enterprise in Singapore and Malaya, 1786–1920 (World Scientific, September 2017)

William M. Fowler, Jr., Steam Titans: Cunard, Collins, and the Epic Battle for Commerce on the North Atlantic (Bloomsbury Publishing, August 2017)

Anthony C. Hotson, Respectable Banking: The Search for Stability in London's Banking and Credit Markets since 1695(Cambridge University Press, July 2017)

Louis Hyman and Joseph Tohill, eds., Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power (Cornell University Press, June 2017) 

Josh Lauer, Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance and Financial Identity in America (Columbia University Press, July 2017)

Kate Moore, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Sourcebooks, May 2017)  

Amanda Porterfield, Darren Grem, and John Corrigan, eds., The Business Turn in American Religious History (Oxford University Press, August 2017)

Gideon Reuveni, Consumer Culture and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity (Cambridge University Press, August 2017) 

George Robb, Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression (University of Illinois Press, September 2017)

Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., Smoke over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George (University of Oklahoma Press, January 2017)

James Wadsworth, ed., The World of Credit in Colonial Massachusetts: James Richards and His Day Book, 1692-1711 (University of Massachusetts Press, September 2017; pb original) 

Robert E. Weems, Jr., and Jason Chambers, eds., Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago (University of Illinois Press, September 2017)

Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 (Oxford University Press, September 2017)

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

Charles R. Geisst, Loan 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 Hooper, Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600–1800 (Ohio University Press, May 2017)

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

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

Geoffrey Jones, Profits 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 Makimura, Yokohama and the Silk Trade: How Eastern Japan Became the Primary Economic Region of Japan, 1843–1893 (Lexington Books, June 2017)

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

Sarah F. Rose, No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s (University of North Carolina Press, April 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Books Published March-April 2017

Hannah Barker, Family 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 Berry, The 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 Bishara, A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780–1950 (Cambridge University Press, March 2017)

Paul Cheney, Cul 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 Hudson, Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean (University of Chicago Press, April 2017) 

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

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick, Silk 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 Murphy, Other People's Money: How Banking Worked in the Early American Republic 
(Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2017) 

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

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

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

Books Published January-February 2017

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

Edward J. Balleisen, Fraud: 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. Bolt, Tariff Wars and the Politics of Jacksonian America (Vanderbilt University Press, February 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jane T. Merritt, The 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 Wu, Luxurious Networks: Salt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China (Stanford University Press, January 2017)