Sunday, February 27, 2011

On-Line Sources for Book Reviews of Interest

Business and economic historians can find materials of interest on the several websites devoted to book reviews in history. These include:
H-Net Reviews: the academic mega-site for reviews in all humanities fields; recent reviews of interest here include
Rick Popp on Daniel Clark, Creating the College Man: American Mass Magazines and Middle-Class Manhood
Michael Mann on a collection of East India Company books, including Anthony Webster's The Twilight of the East India Company
Alida Borne on John Bockstoce, Furs and Frontiers in the Far North
EH.Net Reviews: economic history reviews, edited by Robert Whaples and associates. Recent reviews include
Andrew Godley on Garcia-Ruiz and Toninelli, The Determinants of Entrepreneurship
William McClenahan on Berk, Louis D. Brandeis and the Making of Regulated Competition
Lisa D. Cook on Ross Thomson, Structures of Change in the Mechanical Age
Reviews in History is sponsored by the University of London's Institute for Historical Research; its review pages also publish authors' responses and offer links to other similar books reviewed as well as to other reviews of the same book. Recent reviews of interest include:
Patrick O'Brien, review essay on Kenneth Pomeranz, The Great Divergence: Ten Years of Debate
William Gallois on Joyce Appleby, The Relentless Revolution
Ian Donnachie on Anthony Cooke, The Rise and Fall of the Scottish Cotton Industry
All of these sites offer the possibility of subscribing to an email list to receive reviews directly.