Books of Interest 2018

October-December 2018

New and forthcoming books of interest for October through December 2018:

Stuart Aveyard, Paul Corthorn, and Sean O'Connell, The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992(Oxford University Press, November 2018).

Matthias Blum and Christopher R. Colvin, eds., An Economist's Guide to Economic History (Palgrave Macmillan, December 2018).

Bradley J. Borougerdi, Commodifying Cannabis: A Cultural History of a Complex Plant in the Atlantic World (Lexington Books, November 2018).

Youssef Cassis and Giuseppe Telesca, eds., Financial Elites in European Banking: Historical Perspectives (Oxford University Press, October 2018).

Huw David, Trade, Politics, and Revolution: South Carolina and Britain's Atlantic Commerce, 1730-1790 (University of South Carolina Press, November 2018).

Hannah Catherine Davies, Transatlantic Speculations: Globalization and the Panics of 1873 (Columbia University Press, November 2018).

Nan Enstad, Cigarettes, Inc.: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism (University of Chicago Press, December 2018).

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon, Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain (University of Chicago Press, December 2018).

Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge, Capitalism in America: A History (Penguin Press, October 2018).

Eric Lomazoff, Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic (University of Chicago Press, November 2018).

Hassan Malik, Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution (Princeton University Press, November 2018).

Anne L. Murphy, The Worlds of the Jeake Family of Rye, 1640-1736 (Oxford University Press, November 2018).

Brian O'Sullivan, From Crisis to Crisis: The Transformation of Merchant Banking, 1914–1939 (Palgrave Macmillan, December 2018).

Daniel Peart, Lobbyists and the Making of US Tariff Policy, 1816-1861 (Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2018).

Sophus A. Reinert, The Academy of Fisticuffs: Political Economy and Commercial Society in Enlightenment Italy (Harvard University Press, December 2018).

Mark H. Rose, Market Rules: Bankers, Presidents, and the Origins of the Great Recession (University of Pennsylvania Press, November 2018).

Tirthankar Roy and Giorgio Riello, eds., Global Economic History (Bloomsbury Publishing, December 2018).

Thomas Max Safley, ed., Labor Before the Industrial Revolution: Work, Technology and Their Ecologies in an Age of Early Capitalism (Routledge, November 2018).

Jon Stobart and Vicki Howard, eds., The Routledge Companion to the History of Retailing (Routledge, November 2018).

Erika Vause, In the Red and in the Black: Debt, Dishonor, and the Law in France between Revolutions (University of Virginia Press, November 2018).

Jeffrey D. Wert, Civil War Barons: The Tycoons, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Visionaries Who Forged Victory and Shaped a Nation (Da Capo Press, November 2018).

Ben Wubs, Neil Forbes, and Takafumi Kurosawa, eds., Multinational Enterprise, Political Risk and Organisational Change: From Total War to Cold War (Routledge, December 2018).


Summer 2018

A (by no means complete) listing of new and forthcoming books of interest for this summer, covering late May-September 2018:

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking (Oxford University Press, September 2018)

Michael Bliss, Northern Enterprise: Five Centuries of Canadian Business (new ed., ed. John Turley-Ewart) (Rock's Mills Press, August 2018) [no publisher page].

William D. Bryan, The Price of Permanence: Nature and Business in the New South (University of Georgia Press, August 2018)

John W. Chaffee, The Muslim Merchants of Premodern China: The History of a Maritime Asian Trade Diaspora, 750–1400 (Cambridge University Press, August 2018)

Nicholas Crafts, Forging Ahead, Falling Behind and Fighting Back: British Economic Growth from the Industrial Revolution to the Financial Crisis (Cambridge University Press, September 2018)

Ben Dew, Commerce, Finance, and Statecraft: Histories of England, 1600-1780 (Manchester University Press, August 2018)

Joe Dobrow, Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P. T. Barnum, and the World’s Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing (University of Oklahoma Press, June 2018)

Rodney Edvinsson, Tor Jacobson, and Daniel Waldenstrom, eds., Sveriges Riksbank and the History of Central Banking (Cambridge University Press, June 2018)


Janet R. Goodwin and Joan R. Piggott, eds., Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan (University of Hawai'i Press, July 2018)

Shane Hamilton, Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race (Yale University Press, September 2018)

Daniel Hershenzon, The Captive Sea: Slavery, Communication, and Commerce in Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean (University of Pennsylvania Press, September 2018)

David M. Higgins, Brands, Geographical Origin, and the Global Economy: A History from the Nineteenth Century to the Present (Cambridge University Press, May 2018)

Louis Hyman, Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary (Viking, August 2018)

Kristian Kristiansen, Thomas Lindkvist, and Janken Myrdal, eds., Trade and Civilisation: Economic Networks and Cultural Ties, from Prehistory to the Early Modern Era (Cambridge University Press, August 2018)

Bettina Liverant, Buying Happiness: The Emergence of Consumer Consciousness in English Canada (University of British Columbia Press, June 2018)

Christopher Miller, Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941 (Liverpool University Press, June 2018)

Lars Olsson, Women's Work and Politics in WWI America: The Munsingwear Family of Minneapolis (Palgrave Macmillan, June 2018)

Caitlin Rosenthal, Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management (Harvard University Press, August 2018)

David George Surdam and Michael J. Haupert, The Age of Ruth and Landis: The Economics of Baseball during the Roaring Twenties (University of Nebraska Press, June 2018)

C. Bruce Tarter, The American Lab: An Insider’s History of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Johns Hopkins University Press, June 2018)

Adam Tooze, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (Viking, August 2018)

John Wall, Streamliner: Raymond Loewy and Image-making in the Age of American Industrial Design (Johns Hopkins University Press, June 2018)

Pim de Zwart and Jan Luiten van Zanden, The Origins of Globalization: World Trade in the Making of the Global Economy, 1500-1800 (Cambridge University Press, September 2018)


March and April 2018

New and forthcoming, April and May 2018 (plus a few we missed from March):

Cornelia Aust, The Jewish Economic Elite: Making Modern Europe (Indiana University Press, February 2018)

Gavin Benke, Risk and Ruin: Enron and the Culture of American Capitalism (University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2018)

Regina Lee Blaszczyk and Véronique Pouillard, eds., European Fashion: The Creation of a Global Industry (Manchester University Press, March 2018)

Regina Lee Blaszczyk and Ben Wubs, eds., The Fashion Forecasters: A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction (Bloomsbury, March 2018)

John R. Bockstoce, White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century (Yale University Press, March 2018)

Chris Briggs and Jaco Zuijderduijn, eds., Land and Credit: Mortgages in the Medieval and Early Modern European Countryside (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2018)

Richard Lyman Bushman, The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History (Yale University Press, May 2018)

John Butman and Simon Targett, New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers (Little, Brown, March 2018)

Rachel Corr, Interwoven: Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador's Textile Economy (University of Arizona Press, April 2018)

Joan DeJean, The Queen's Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis ( Bloomsbury, May 2018)

Joe Dobrow, Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P. T. Barnum, and the World’s Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing (University of Oklahoma Press, May 2018)

Steve Fraser, Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion (Yale University Press, March 2018)

C. Donald Johnson, The Wealth of a Nation: The History of Trade Politics in America (Oxford University Press, May 2018)

Wim Klooster and Gert Oostindie, Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815 (Cornell University Press, May 2018)

Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin, From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance (University of Toronto Press, March 2018)

J. G. Manning, The Open Sea: The Economic Life of the Ancient Mediterranean World from the Iron Age to the Rise of Rome (Princeton University Press, April 2018)

Nathan Marcus, Austrian Reconstruction and the Collapse of Global Finance, 1921-1931 (Harvard University Press, April 2018)

James W. Martin, Banana Cowboys: The United Fruit Company and the Culture of Corporate Colonialism (University of New Mexico Press, May 2018)

Rupali Mishra, A Business of State: Commerce, Politics, and the Birth of the East India Company (Harvard University Press, May 2018)

C. Roger Pellett, Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company {Wayne State University Press, May 2018)

Amanda Porterfield, Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation (Oxford University Press, April 2018)

Anne Reinhardt, Navigating Semi-Colonialism: Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China, 1860–1937 (Harvard University Press [Harvard East Asian Monographs], April 2018)

Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter, Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (Rutgers University Press, April 2018)

Priya Satia, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin Randomhouse, April 2018)

James Schwoch, Wired into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier (University of Illinois Press, April 2018)

Cesare Silla, The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880-1930 (Routledge, April 2018)

Richard Sylla and David J. Cowan, Alexander Hamilton on Finance, Credit, and Debt (Columbia University Press, March 2018)

Molly A. Warsh, American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700 (University of North Carolina Press, April 2018)


January and February 2018

Alexander Charles Baillie, Call of Empire: From the Highlands to Hindustan (McGill-Queen's University Press, November 2017)

Sven Beckert and Christine Desan, eds., American Capitalism: New Histories  (Columbia University Press, 2018)

Gillian Cookson, The Age of Machinery: Engineering the Industrial Revolution (Boydell and Brewer,  February 2018) [straight to paper]

William Deringer, Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age (Harvard University Press, February 2018)

Robert Hunt Ferguson, Remaking the Rural South: Interracialism, Christian Socialism, and Cooperative Farming in Jim Crow Mississippi (University of Georgia Press, January 2018)

Margot Finn and Kate Smith, eds., The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 (University College London Press, February 2018)

Joshua B. Freeman, Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World (W. W. Norton, February 2018)

Allan Greer, Property and DispossessionNatives, Empires and Land in Early Modern North America(Cambridge University Press, January 2018)

Per H. Hansen, Danish Modern Furniture, 1930-2016: The Rise, Decline and Re-emergence of a Cultural Market Category (University Press of Southern Denmark, February 2018)

Gerard Helferich, Unlikely Trust: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Improbable Partnership That Remade American Business (Rowman & Littlefield [Lyons Press], January 2018)

Thomas K. McCraw and William R. Childs, American Business since 1920: How It Worked, 3rd ed. (Wiley, November 2017)

Dana E. Powell, Landscapes of Power: Politics of Energy in the Navajo Nation(Duke University Press, January 2018)

Jonathan Rees, Before the Refrigerator: How We Used to Get Ice (Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2018)

Susan Rose, The Wealth of England: The Medieval Wool Trade and Its Political Importance, 1100–1600 (Oxbow Books, February 2018)

William T. Rowe, Speaking of Profit: Bao Shichen and Reform in Nineteenth-Century China (Harvard University Press, January 2018)

Shomari Wills, Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires (Harper Collins [Amistad], January 2018)

Adam Winkler, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (W. W. Norton, February 2018)