Saturday, August 21, 2010

New and Forthcoming Books of Interest: Late Summer Edition

A few recent and forthcoming books of interest:
Mark Casson, Entrepreneurship: Theory, Networks, History (Edward Elgar, June 2010);
Andrea Colli and Michaelangelo Vasta, eds., Forms of Enterprise in 20th Century Italy: Boundaries, Structures and Strategies (Edward Elgar, September 2010);
Sharon Ann Murphy, Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America (Johns Hopkins University Press, September 2010);
E. A. Wrigley, Energy and the English Industrial Revolution (Cambridge University Press, September 2010).

Also, in addition to Nick Bunker's Making Haste from Babylon, mentioned here earlier, more books on business in early America have appeared or will soon be published:
Mark Valeri, Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America (Princeton University Press, July 2010)
Robert Martello, Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise (Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2010).

Readers may also be interested in several other works published on similar topics in the last two years:
Rosalind Beiler, Immigrant and Entrepreneur: The Atlantic World of Caspar Wistar, 1650-1750 (Penn State University Press, August 2008);
Katherine Carté Engel, Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2009); and
Stewart Davenport, Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860 (University of Chicago Press, May 2008).