New in Paperback 2017

This listing covers new-in-paperback books published from June through December 2017. For earlier listings, scroll down the page. 

Pierpaolo Barbieri, Hitler's Shadow Empire: Nazi Economics and the Spanish Civil War (Harvard University Press, November 2017 [2015])

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: December 2017 [January 2017])

Mansel G. Blackford, Columbus, Ohio: Two Centuries of Business and Environmental Change (Ohio State University Press, July 2017 [2016])

Christy Ford Chapin, Ensuring America's Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, July 2017 [2015])

Wendy Gamber, The Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age (The Johns Hopkins University Press, August 2017 [2016])

William N. Goetzmann, Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible (Princeton University Press, August 2017 [2016])

Robert J. Gordon, The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (Princeton University Press, August 2017 [2016])

Barbara M. Hahn, Making Tobacco Bright: Creating an American Commodity, 1617-1937 (Johns Hopkins University Press, December 2017 [2011])

Jürgen Kocka, Capitalism: A Short History (Princeton University Press, November 2017 [2016])

Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson, Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700 (Princeton University Press, 2017 [2016])

Shepherd W. McKinley, Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina (University Press of Florida, October 2017 [2014])

Edward Morris, Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance (Columbia University Press, November 2017 [2015])

Kathryn S. Olmsted, Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism (New Press, June 2017 [2015])

Thomas Pellechia, Over a Barrel: The Rise and Fall of New York's Taylor Wine Company (SUNY Press, January 2018 [2015])

Guillermo Perez Sarrion, The Emergence of a National Market in Spain, 1650-1800: Trade, Networks, Foreign Powers and the State (Bloomsbury Academic, December 2017 [2016])

John D. Wong, Global Trade in the Nineteenth Century: The House of Houqua and the Canton System (Cambridge University Press, December 2017 [2016])


April to June, 2017

Mark BraudeMaking Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle (Simon & Schuster, April 2017 [2016])

Francesa Bray, et al., eds., Rice: Global Networks and New Histories (Cambridge University Press, May 2017 [2015]

Gerald M. Carbone (with the Rhode Island Historical Society), Brown & Sharpe and the Measure of American Industry(McFarland, April 2017 [pb original])

Jefferson CowieThe Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics (Princeton University Press, April 2017 [2016])

Donald CreightonThe Empire of the St. Lawrence: A Study in Commerce and Politics (University of Toronto Press, May 2017 [1937]). [This book is part of the University of Toronto Press's Canada 150 Collection, a series of reprints in honor of the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation. See here for the complete list.]

Peter B. DoranBreaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire(Penguin Random House, May 2017 [2016])

Jonathan EacottSelling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830 (University of North Carolina Press, April 2017 [2016])

Xing HangConflict and Commerce in Maritime East Asia: The Zheng Family and the Shaping of the Modern World, c. 1620-1720 (Cambridge University Press, June 2017 [2016]) 

Douglas E. HaynesSmall Town Capitalism in Western India: Artisans, Merchants and the Making of the Informal Economy, 1870–1960 (Cambridge University Press, April 2017 [2012])

Louis Hyman and Edward E. BaptistAmerican Capitalism: A Reader (Simon & Schuster, May 2017 [2014, as ebook])

Robert JonesBread Upon the Waters: The St. Petersburg Grain Trade and the Russian Economy, 1703–1811 (University of Pittsburgh Press, May 2017 [2013])

Erik LoomisEmpire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests (Cambridge University Press, May 2017 [2015])

Kathryn S. OlmstedRight Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism (The New Press, June 2017 [2015]) 

Marc-William PalenThe 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalisation, 1846–1896 (Cambridge University Press, May 2017 [2016])

Roman StuderThe Great Divergence Reconsidered: Europe, India, and the Rise to Global Economic Power (Cambridge University Press, June 2017 [2015])


January-March, 2017

Sally DentonThe Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World (Simon and Schuster, February 2017 [2016])

Paolo Di Martino, Andrew Popp, and Peter Scott, eds., People, Places and Business Cultures: Essays in Honour of Francesca Carnevali (Boydell & Brewer, March 2017 [pb. original])

Allen Dieterich-WardBeyond Rust: Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Fate of Industrial America (University of Pennsylvania Press, March 2017 [2015])

Timothy GloegeGuaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism (University of North Carolina Press, February 2017 [2015])

Philip T. HoffmanWhy Did Europe Conquer the World? (Princeton University Press, February 2017 [2015])

Meg JacobsPanic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s (Hill and Wang, March 2017[2016])

Walter JohnsonRiver of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (Harvard University Press, March 2017 [2013])

Robert JonesBread upon the Waters: The St. Petersburg Grain Trade and the Russian Economy, 1703–1811 (University of Pittsburgh Press, March 2017 [2013])

Devin LeonardNeither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service (Grove Atlantic, February 2017 [2016]) 

Thomas C. LeonardIlliberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era (Princeton University Press, January 2017 [2016])

Mary LindemannThe Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648–1790 (Cambridge University Press, February 2017 [2014])

Henry PetroskiThe Road Taken: The History and Future of America's Infrastructure (Bloomsbury Publishing, February 2017 [2016])

Rebecca L. SpangStuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution (Harvard University Press, February 2017 [2015])

Jon StobartSugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830 (Oxford University Press, January 2017 [2013])

David VogelKindred Strangers: The Uneasy Relationship between Politics and Business in America (Princeton University Press, March 2017 [1996])