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Over the Counter: Issue No. 11

Special Collections at the Providence (Rhode Island) Public Library has produced an on-line exhibit called "Saltwater Colors," displaying many illustrations from their Nicholson Whaling Collection. The drawings, scrimshaw, watercolors, and other media "highlight artistic creations by whalemen during the age of offshore whaling." Several of the library's whaling logbooks have been digitized.

Bartow Elmore of the University of Alabama recently published an essay in Fortune, based on his new book, Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism (W. W. Norton, 2014); the book was also recently reviewed in both the Wall Street Journal (by Marc Levinson) and the New York Times (by Beth Macy).

Discussion of Thomas Piketty and Capital in the 21st Century continues:
    Deirdre McCloskey has published a review essay, and that essay itself has been discussed by John  Cochrane ("The Grumpy Economist") on his blog.
    Slate published an essay by literary historians examining Piketty's examples from literature.

Wellcome Library's Digital Collections provides an extensive resource of on-line materials covering a wide variety of topics of possible interest to business historians, including food and public health issues. Formats include books, pamphlets, archives, posters, photographs, and film and sound recordings.

The on-line version of National Geographic published an illustrated essay explaining how companies kept their brands in the public eye during World War II: "Digging Up Ads From WWII—When They Pushed Products No One Could Buy."

The New York Review of Books has published an extensive review of a new exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age." "Great Aspirations of the Iron Age" by James Romm suggests how the show "presents a vast panorama of the Iron Age and an exploration of the commerce and connections between its major civilizations."

Barry Eichengreen's new book, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses--and Misuses--of History (Oxford University Press, 2015) is highlighted by Neil Irwin in his essay in the New York Times "Economic View."


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