Friday, October 28, 2016

Over the Counter: Issue No. 30

A selection of bits of interest from around the Web:
History Talk interviews Jefferson Cowie on "Deindustrialization, Trade, and the 2016 Presidential Election."

The program for "L’industrie française dans la Grande Guerre," a conference to be held on November 15-16, 2016, in Paris, is available on-line (in French). The organizers are Patrick Fridenson and Pacal Griset.

The American Economics Association meets each year with a number of related groups, gathered together as the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA); the 2017 meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on January 6-8, 2017. A session of particular interest is Cliometrics in Historical Perspective: In Remembrance of Robert Fogel and Douglass North" (abstracts available).

A good resource: old-fashioned page look, but lots of information: links to Library Web servers, by state and around the world.

Viveka Hansen has a well-illustrated post on her Textilis blog on "Shop Windows: The Drapery Trade in the Long Nineteenth Century."

A series of recent author interviews of interest:
The New Book Network has a podcast interview with Bruce Baker and Barbara Hahn about their book, The Cotton Kings.
The SHEAR blog, "The Republic," recently featured an interview with Shane White, winner of the organization's book prize for his Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire.
Scott Simon of NPR interviews Graham Moore, author of The Last Days of Night, a novel focused on the AC/DC conflict and the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over the path to U.S. electrification.
Over on "Ben Franklin's World," Liz  Covart has two new podcast interviews of interest: first with Mark Hanna on his Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740; and second with Gautham Rao on his National Duties: Custom Houses and the Making of the American State.
And Rao writes about his book and where it "fits in" on the Legal History Blog, with a post called "Sexy History, Legal History, and History Departments."

Another interesting web exhibit from the Digital Public Library of America: "Children in Progressive Era America."

The Library of Congress blog has an essay reporting on new additions featuring eighteenth-century newspapers to the "The Chronicling of America" newspaper digitization project: "Headlines from America's Earliest Days."

The author of the blog "Spitalfields Life" has done a post on nineteenth-century London street traders, using Henry Mayhew's  London Labour & London Poor (1851), with many illustrations from the book.

SAGE Publications has established a new Editors' Choice Collection on the theme "Accounting and the Law." This collection, comprising twenty articles published in Accounting History, is freely available for a limited period until November 30, 2016.