Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Recent Reviews of Interest

A selection of recent (ungated) reviews of books in business and economic history:
Christopher N. Blaker reviews Mark R. Wilson, Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II, for H-War. Also reviewed by Thomas K. Duncan for EH.Net.

Deborah Cohen reviews Frank Trentmann, Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First, for the New York Review of Books.

Robert Gioielli reviews Tracy Neumann, Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America, for H-Pennsylvania.

Dylan Schleicher reviews Benjamin C. Waterhouse, The Land of Enterprise: A Business History of the United States, for 800ceoread.

Melissa Teixeira reviews William Summerhill, Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil, for H-Latam.

David O. Whitten reviews Noam Maggor, Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age, for EH.Net.

Gavin Wright reviews Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, eds., Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development, for EH.Net.

Melissa Thomasson reviews Christy Ford Chapin, Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System, for EH.Net.

Aidan Beatty reviews Emily C. Nacol, An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain, for Reviews in History.

Ernst Pijning reviews Wim Klooster, The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World, for H-Diplo.

Adrian Pearce reviews Adrian Finucane, The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire, for H-Diplo.

John Bowes reviews David Andrew Nichols, Engines of Diplomacy: Indian Trading Factories and the Negotiation of American Empire, for H-AmIndian.

Lakshmi Subramaniam reviews Tonio Andrade and Xing Hang, eds., Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700, for H-Asia.

Rüdiger Graf reviews Meg Jacobs, Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s, for H-Soz-u-Kult (in English).

Steven G. Noll reviews Bruce D. Epperson, Roads through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham Highway, the Tamiami Trail and Conners Highway, 1914-1931, for H-Environment.

Philipp Reick reviews Alexia M. Yates, Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital, for H-Urban.