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New books (14 titles) published in 2019 in business and economic history [Summer issue]

Dear subscribers of The Exchange,

Below are newly published books since the Spring, and also titles that were not included then. I hope this list is right on time for your new syllabi or for your end of the summer break reading. For previous books of 2019 check Spring.

Stephen W. Campbell's The Bank War and the Partisan Press: Newspapers, Financial Institutions, and the Post Office in Jacksonian America, (University of Kansas Press, 9780700627448) came out at the beginning of 2019.


  • And the University Press of Kansas blog featured Stephen Campbell's book and interviewed him in January. Click on this link to access the transcripts. 
Graham D. Taylor's Imperial Standard: Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880 came out last April 2019. (University of Calgary; and the book is fully accessible here)
Shennette Garrett-Scott's Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal is out since May 2019. From the publisher's site, "The first book to center black women’s engagement with the elite sectors of banking, finance, and insurance." (Columbia University Press, 9780231183918)

Banking on FreedomAn interview with the author about her book can be found on New Books Network.

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

More than thirty-seven authors have contributed to The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business (published August 2019) edited by Teresa da Silva Lopes, Christina Lubinski, and Heidi J.S. Tworek. ISBN:  9781138242654

In June 2019 Consumer Engineering, 1920s-1970s: Marketing Between Expert Planning and Consumer Responsiveness (Palgrave Macmillan) came out. Edited by Jan Logemann, Gary Cross, and Ingo Köhler, this book can also be downloaded chapter by chapter.

James Cortada's IBM The Rise and Fall and Reinvention of a Global Icon (MIT Press) was published at the beginning of 2019.

Potosi by Kris LanePotosi The Silver City That Changed the World, (University of California Press) by Kris Lane, is available since May 2019.

Casey Marina Lurtz's From the Grounds Up Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico (Stanford University Press) came out in April 2019.

Amy C. Offner's book Sorting Out the Mixed Economy The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas (Princeton University Press)

Heidi Tworek's book News from Germany The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900–1945 (Harvard University Press) is out,
Jeremy Zallen's book American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750–1865, (The University of North Carolina Press) is available.

Engines of RedemptionEngines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South (The University of North Carolina Press) by R. Scott Huffard is out and will be available in paperback – December 2019.

Fruit from the Sands The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat  by Robert N. Spengler III was published in July 2019. The publisher's blog, University of California Press, featured the book and interviewed the author. Click here for access to the transcripts.

Lawrence B. Glickman's book Free Enterprise An American History (Yale University Press) will be available next week.

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