Monday, January 19, 2015

Books of Interest: New Year's Edition

A list, by no means complete, of books of interest to business and economic historians published or forthcoming between November  2014 and February 2015:
David Grayson Allen, Investment Management in Boston: A History (University of Massachusetts Press, January 2015)

Christopher Beauchamp, Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America (Harvard University Press, January 2015)

Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf, December 2014)

Sean Bottomley, The British Patent System during the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1852: From Privilege to Property (Cambridge University Press, December 2014)

Simon James Bytheway, Investing Japan: Foreign Capital, Monetary Standards, and Economic Development, 1859-2011 (Harvard University Press, November 2014)

Jonathan Coopersmith, Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine (Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2015)

Christine Desan, Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism (Oxford University Press, January 2015)

Hasia R. Diner, Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlars Who Forged the Way (Yale University Press, January 2015)

Max M. Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867 (University of Chicago Press, November 2014)

Barry Eichengreen, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History (Oxford University Press, January 2015)

Bartow J. Elmore, Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism (W. W. Norton, November 2014)

Leon Fink, The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order (University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2015)

Steve Fraser, The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power (Little, Brown, February 2015)

Tony Allen Freyer, The Passenger Cases: and the Commerce Clause: Immigrants, Blacks, and States' Rights in Antebellum America (University Press of Kansas, December 2014)

Matthew Hollow, Rogue Banking: A History of Financial Fraud in Interwar Britain (Palgrave, November 2014)

Mary Lindemann, The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790 (Cambridge University Press, December 2014)

Brian P. Luskey and Wendy A. Woloson, eds., Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth-Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2015)

Keetie J. Sluyterman, ed., Varieties of Capitalism and Business History, the Dutch Case (Routledge, December 2014)

Rebecca L. Spang, Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution (Harvard University Press, January 2015)
For a more extensive selection, please see the "Books of Interest" section of the BHC website.