Monday, October 23, 2017

Business History in the Current Common-Place

The latest issue of the online journal Common-Place (issue 17, no. 4) has two pieces of direct interest to business historians. First, in "The Business of Building Books," Paul Erickson explores the value of thinking about books "as objects that were processed, stored, and packaged by industrialists," and that could be used "as payments to workers who labored on their manufacture."
    In the book review section, Courtney Fullilove examines Gergely Baics, Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy of Geography and Food in New York, 1790-1860, in an essay entitled "Slaughterhouse Rules: The Deregulation of Food Markets in Antebellum New York."