Friday, August 12, 2011

New Books of Interest: Mid-Summer Edition

A selection of new and forthcoming books in business and economic history:
Sarah S. Elkind, How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, August 2011)
Leon Fink, Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present (University of North Carolina Press, March 2011) 
Farley Grubb, German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920 (Routledge, June 2011)
Andrew P. Haley, Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920 (University of North Carolina Press, May 2011)
Jennifer Holt, Empires of Entertainment: Media Industries and the Politics of Deregulation, 1980-1996 (Rutgers University Press, July 2011)
Maury Klein, Union Pacific, vol. 3: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present (Oxford University Press, May 2011)
H. Jackson Knight, Confederate Invention: The Story of the Confederate States Patent Office and Its Inventors (Louisiana State University Press, June 2011)
Marc Levinson, The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America (Hill and Wang, August 2011, forthcoming)
Vanessa H. May, Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940 (University of North Carolina Press, June 2011)
Elsie B. Michie, The Vulgar Question of Money: Heiresses, Materialism, and the Novel of Manners from Jane Austen to Henry James (Johns Hopkins University Press, July 2011)
Laure Quennouelle-Corre and Youssef Cassis, eds., Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Oxford University Press, August 2011, forthcoming)
Earl Swift, The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways (Houghton Mifflin, June 2011)