Books of Interest 2011

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)

Robert Booth, Death of an Empire: The Rise and Murderous Fall of Salem, America's Richest City (Macmillan, 2011)
     Reviewed by Randall Lewis for Common-Place

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)
    Reviewed by Tomas Nonnenmacher for EH.Net

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