Books of Interest 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)
     Reviewed by Michele Gillespie for EH.Net

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)
    Reviewed by Stephen J. Silvia for H-German

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)

Hubert Bonin, French Banks and the Greek “Niche Market” (mid-1880s-1950s) (Librairie Droz, January 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)
     Reviewed by Donald E. Frey for EH.Net

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)
    Reviewed by Moramay López-Alonso for EH.Net

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

Larry Haeg, Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street’s Great Railroad War (University of Minnesota Press, October 2013)
     Reviewed by K. Austin Kerr for EH.Net

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)

Walter Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (Harvard University Press, February 2013)
     Reviewed by Caitlin Rosenthal for H-Business

Hervé Joly, Diriger une grande enterprise au XXe siècle: L’élite industrielle française (Presses universitaires François Rabelais, 2013)
     Reviewed by Harold James for H-France

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)
     Reviewed by Tracy Neumann for EH.Net

Jessica M. Lepler, The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis (Cambridge University Press, September 2013)
     Reviewed by Peter L. Rousseau for EH.Net

Miguel A. López-Morell, The House of Rothschild in Spain, 1812-1941 (Ashgate, May 2013)
     Reviewed by Adoración Álvaro-Moya for EH.Net

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)
     Reviewed by Robert Gudmestad for EH.Net

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)
     Reviewed by Alan Dye for EH.Net

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)
     Reviewed by Phillip W. Magness for EH.Net
     Reviewed by Jonathan Chausovsky for Law and Politics Book Review

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)
     Reviewed by Wayne Lewchuk for EH.Net

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)
     Reviewed by Bradley A. Hansen for EH.Net

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)
     Reviewed by Vera Zamagni for EH.Net

David L. Seim, Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Social Science (Pickering and Chatto, June 2013)
     Reviewed by Donald T. Critchlow for EH.Net

Marc Shell, Wampum and the Origins of American Money (University of Illinois Press, October 2013)
     Reviewed by Farley Grubb for EH.Net

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
    Reviewed by Andrew Spadafora for EH.Net

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)
     Reviewed by Richard S. Grossman for EH.Net

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
    Reviewed by Luis G. Dopico for Essays in Economic and Business History

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
    Reviewed by Martin Purvis for EH.Net

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)
     Reviewed by Leah Boustan for EH.Net

Robert E. Wright, Corporation Nation (University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2013)
    Reviewed by Catherine Davies for H-Soz-u-Kult
    Reviewed by Eric Hilt for EH.Net
    Reviewed by Richard Demirjian, Jr. for Common-Place