Friday, July 24, 2015

Books of Interest: Mid-Summer Edition

A list, by no means complete, of books in business and economic history published or forthcoming between May and September 2015:
Edward J. Balleisen, Business Regulation (Edward Elgar, August 2015)
Marco Bertilorenzi, The International Aluminium Cartel: The Business and Politics of a Cooperative Industrial Institution (1886-1978) (Routledge, September 2015)
Howard Bodenhorn, The Color Factor: The Economics of African-American Well-Being in the Nineteenth-Century South (Oxford University Press, June 2015)
Dan Bouk, How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual (University of Chicago Press, May 2015)
William Boyd, The Slain Wood: Papermaking and Its Environmental Consequences in the American South (Johns Hopkins University Press, September 2015)
Martin Campbell Kelly and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz, From Mainframes to Smartphones: A History of the International Computer Industry (Harvard University Press, June 2015)
Christy Ford Chapin, Ensuring America's Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, June 2015)
William J. Collins and Robert Margo, eds., Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective (University of Chicago Press, September 2015)
Sean Condon, Shays's Rebellion: Authority and Distress in Post-Revolutionary America (Johns Hopkins University Press, May 2015)
Peter Earle, The Earles of Liverpool: A Georgian Merchant Dynasty (Oxford University Press, August 2015)
Ronald P. Formisano, Plutocracy: How Increasing Inequality Destroys the Middle Class and Exploits the Poor (Johns Hopkins University Press, August 2015)
Heather A. Haveman, Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741–1860 (Princeton University Press, September 2015)
Philip T. Hoffman, Why Did Europe Conquer the World? (Princeton University Press, June 2015)
Vicki Howard, From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store (University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2015)
Faye M. Kert, Privateering: Patriots and Profits in the War of 1812 (Johns Hopkins University Press, August 2015)
Paul Lerner, The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880–1940 (Cornell University Press, May 2015)
Lars Magnusson, The Political Economy of Mercantilism (Routledge, June 2015)
Brian Phillips Murphy, Building the Empire State: Political Economy in the Early

Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2015)
Jeroen Puttevils, Merchants and Trading in the Sixteenth Century: The Golden Age of Antwerp (Pickering & Chatto, June 2015)
J. Andrew Ross, Joining the Clubs: The Business of the National Hockey League to 1945 (Syracuse University Press, May 2015)

Andy Serwer, et al., American Enterprise: A History of Business in America (Smithsonian Books, July 2015)
Peter A. Shulman, Coal and Empire: The Birth of Energy Security in Industrial America (Johns Hopkins University Press, June 2015)
Germain Sicard, The Origins of Corporations: The Mills of Toulouse in the Middle Ages (Yale University Press, August 2015)
David Todd, Free Trade and Its Enemies in France, 1814-1851 (Cambridge University Press, June 2015)
For cumulative book listings, please see the "Books of Interest" section of the BHC website.