Monday, July 12, 2010

New "Common-Place" Author Roundtable of Interest

The newest issue of Common-Place (July 2010) contains an "Ask the Author" roundtable featuring business and economic historians. The articles are:
Brian P. Luskey, author of On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America (NYU Press, 2010), on "Dishonest Clerks and the Future of Capitalism";
Seth Rockman, author of Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), on "Poverty, Past and Present";
Wendy A. Woloson, author of  In Hock: Pawning in America from Independence through the Great Depression (University of Chicago Press, 2009), on "On Borrowed Time: Pawning Past and Present"