Monday, February 15, 2016

Books of Interest: Mid-Winter Edition

Following is a list of books of interest to business and economic historians published or forthcoming from January through March 2016 (and a few we missed in late 2015):

Ross Bassett, The Technological Indian (Harvard University Press, February 2016)

Michael D. Bordo and Mark A. Wynne, eds., The Federal Reserve's Role in the Global Economy: A Historical Perspective (Cambridge University Press, March 2016)

Catia Brilli, Genoese Trade and Migration in the Spanish Atlantic, 1700–1830 (Cambridge University Press, March 2016)

Christian Christiansen, Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society (Oxford University Press, January 2016)

Peter Conti-Brown, The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve (Princeton University Press, January 2016)

Simon Cordery, The Iron Road in the Prairie State: The Story of Illinois Railroading (Indiana University Press, December 2015)  

James W. Cortada, All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870 (Oxford University Press, March 2016)

Leonor Freire Costa, Pedro Lains, and Susana Munch Miranda, An Economic History of Portugal, 1143-2010 (Cambridge University Press, March 2016)

Jefferson Cowie, The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics (Princeton University Press, January 2016)

Béatrice Craig, Women and Business since 1500: Invisible Presences in Europe and North America? (Palgrave Macmillan, December 2015)

Sally Denton, The Profiteers; Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World (Simon and Schuster, March 2016)

Jonathan Eacott, Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830 (University of North Carolina Press, February 2016)

Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, and Barbara Hahn, Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities (Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2016)

Tyler Beck Goodspeed, Legislating Instability: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772 (Harvard University Press, March 2016)

Robert J. Gordon, The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (Princeton University Press, January 2016)

Felicia Gottmann, Global Trade, Smuggling, and the Making of Economic Liberalism: Asian Textiles in France 1680-1760 (Palgrave Macmillan, March 2016)

Stephen G. Gross, Export Empire: German Soft Power in Southeastern Europe, 1890–1945 (Cambridge University Press, January 2016)

Xing Hang, Conflict and Commerce in Maritime East Asia: The Zheng Family and the Shaping of the Modern World, c.1620–1720 (Cambridge University Press, January 2016)

Hervé Joly, Les Gillet de Lyon: Fortunes d'une grande dynastie industrielle (1838-2015) (Librairie Droz, December 2015)

Paul Kahan, The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle, and the Fight for American Finance (Westholme Publishing, December 2015)  

Lloyd Keith and John C. Jackson, The Fur Trade Gamble: North West Company on the Pacific Slope, 1800-1820 (Washington State University Press, February 2016)

Jürgen Kocka, Capitalism: A Short History (Princeton University Press, January 2016)

Bart Lambert, Europe's Rich Fabric: The Consumption, Commercialisation, and Production of Luxury Textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and Neighbouring Territories (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries) (Routledge, December 2015)

Edward G. Lengel, First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity (Da Capo Press, January 2016)

Jeffrey L. Meikle, Postcard America: Curt Teich and the Imaging of a Nation, 1931-1950 (University of Texas Press, January 2016)

John O'Brien, Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850 (University of Chicago Press, December 2015)

Rowena Olegario, Engine of Enterprise: The Credit Card in America (Harvard University Press, February 2016)

Marc-William Palen, The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalisation, 1846–1896 (Cambridge University Press, February 2016)

Robin Pearson and Takau Yoneyama, eds., Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance (Oxford University Press, January 2016)

Henry Petroski, The Road Taken: The History and Future of America's Infrastructure (Bloomsbury Publishing, February 2016)

Susan V. Spellman, Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business (Oxford University Press, March 2016)

Mark W. Steinberg, England's Great Transformation: Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution (University of Chicago Press, March 2016)

Chloe E. Taft, From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City (Harvard University Press, March 2016)

Frank Trentmann, Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First (Harper Collins, March 2016)