Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Book Reviews of Interest, Summer 2018 Edition

Reviews of interest, mostly ungated, published over the summer:
Edward Balleisen, Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoffreviewed by Cristie Ford for Jotwell.

Hartmut Berghoff, Jan L. Logemann, and Felix Römer, eds., The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspectivereviewed by Manuel Schramm for H-German.

Fahad Ahmad Bishara, A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950reviewed by Johan Mathew for H-IslamInAfrica.

Trevor Burnard and John Garrigus, The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica, and Paul Cheney, Cul-de-Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue, jointly reviewed by Andy Cabot for Books and Ideas.

William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo, eds., Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective, reviewed by Lee A. Craig for EH.Net.

Joshua Clark Davis, From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneursreviewed by Jan Logemann for H-Soz-u-Kult. [in German]

David Edgerton, The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A Twentieth Century Historyreviewed by David Goodhart for the Evening Standard, and reviewed by Colin Kidd for the New Statesman.

Marc Flandreau, Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Sciencereviewed by Emily Buchnea for the Canadian Business History Association. And we've missed these in the past, so readers might want to check out the cumulative list, here.

Anne Fleming, City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance, reviewed by Aditi Bagchi for Jotwell.

David Kynaston, Till Time's Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England, 1694-2013, reviewed by James Buchan for the New York Review of Books.

Mary A. O’Sullivan, Dividends of Development: Securities Markets in the History of U.S. Capitalism, 1866-1922, reviewed by Jon Moen for EH.Net.

Kim Phillips-Fein, Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politicsreviewed by Reuel Schiller for Jotwell.

Simon Partner, The Merchant's Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japanreviewed by Simon Bytheway for H-Japan.

Eric Rauchway, The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace, reviewed by Andrew Baker for H-War.

Joshua Schreier, The Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empirereviewed by Jonathan G. Katz for H-Judaic.
Adam Tooze, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the Worldreviewed by Fareed Zakaria for the New York Times.

James Walvin, Sugar: The World Corrupted, from Slavery to Obesityreviewed by Sven Beckert for the New York Times.

Adam Winkler, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rightsreviewed by David Cole for The Nation.

Christian Wolmar, Railways and the Raj: How the Age of Steam Transformed Indiareviewed by Aparajita Mukhopadhyay for Reviews in History.

Robert E. Wright, The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economyreviewed by Vincent Geloso for EH.Net.