Friday, June 8, 2018

Book Reviews of Interest, Winter/Spring 2018 Edition

A selection of (ungated) reviews of books in business and economic history:
Charles O'Kelley reviews Naomi Lamoreaux and William Novak, eds., Corporations and American Democracy, for Jotwell.

Loïc Bonneval reviews Alexia Yates, Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Capital in the Fin-de-Siècle Capital, for Books and Ideas.

J. W. Mason reviews Mark R. Wilson, Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II, for Dissent.

Jason DeParle reviews Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, for the New York Review of Books.

Diane Coyle reviews William Deringer, Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age, for her "Enlightened Economist" blog.

Chris Corker reviews Paolo Di Martino, Andrew Popp and Peter Scott, eds., People, Places and Business Cultures: Essays in Honour of Francesca Carnevali, for EH.Net.

Gail Triner reviews Kurt Mettenheim, Monetary Statecraft in Brazil, 1808-2014, for EH.Net.

Claude Diebolt reviews Joel Mokyr, A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy, for EH.Net.

Claire Brennecke reviews Janet Knodell, The Second Bank of the United States: “Central” Banker in an Era of Nation-Building, 1816-1836, for EH.Net.

Timothy Guinnane reviews Marco H.D. Van Leeuwen, Mutual Insurance, 1550-2015: From Guild Welfare and Friendly Societies to Contemporary Micro-Insurers, for EH.Net.

François Gipouloux reviews Xing Hang, Conflict and Commerce in Maritime East Asia: The Zheng Family and the Shaping of the Modern World, c. 1620-1720, for EH.Net.

Tyler Beck Goodspeed reviews Sharon Ann Murphy, Other People's Money: How Banking Worked in the Early American Republic, for EH.Net.

Carole Shammas reviews Cary Carson, Face Value: The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America, for EH.Net.

Alfred E. Eckes reviews Douglas A. Irwin, Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy, for EH.Net.

Geoffrey Wood reviews David Kynaston, Till Time's Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England 1694-2013, for Reviews in History.

Matthew Daley reviews J. Anne Funderburg, Rumrunners: Liquor Smugglers on America's Coasts, 1920-1933, for H-FedHist.

Jennifer Delton reviews Timothy L. Fort, The Diplomat in the Corner Office: Corporate Foreign Policy, for H-FedHist.

Dael Norwood reviews Kendall A. Johnson, The New Middle Kingdom: China and the Early American Romance of Free Trade, for H-Diplo.

G. Patrick O'Brien reviews John Wareing, Indentured Migration and the Servant Trade from London to America, 1618-1718, for H-Early-America.

Nicole Welk-Joerger reviews Kendra Smith-Howard, Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History since 1900, for H-Envirohealth.

Tirthankar Roy reviews Paul Arthur Van Dyke, Merchants of Canton and Macao: Success and Failure in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade, for H-Asia.

Kate McMahon reviews Christy Clark-Pujara, Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island, for H-Slavery.

Chris Evans reviews Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, and Barbara Hahn, Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities, for H-Slavery.

Francesca Bray reviews Courtney Fullilove, The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture, for H-Sci-Med-Tech.

Patrick Jones reviews Joshua Clark Davis, From Headshops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs, for H-1960s.

Brendan J. Payne reviews Darren E. Grem, The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity, for H-South.

William A. Morgan reviews Dale W. Tomich, Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar: Martinique and the World-Economy, 1830-1848, for H-LatAm.

Philip Levy reviews Edward G. Lengel, First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity, for H-War.