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Enterprise & Society
Volume 1 Number 4 December 2000


Editor's Introduction
    William J. Hausman

Presidential Address
The Money Pitt: Lord Londonderry and the South Sea Bubble; Or, How to Manage Risk in an Emerging Market
    Larry Neal

Abstracts of Papers from the BHC Meeting

Dissertation Summaries

Old Dominions and Industrial Commonwealths: The Political Economy of Coal in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1810-1875
    Sean Patrick Adams

Marketing and Mexico: Sears, Roebuck Company, J. Walter Thompson, and the Culture of North American Commerce in Mexico City during the 1940s
    Julio E. Moreno

Standard Bearers: Material Culture and Middle-Class Communities at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    Marina Moskowitz

Knowledge and Competitive Advantage in the Synthetic Dye Industry, 1850-1914: The Coevolution of Firms, Technology, and National Institutions in Great Britain, Germany, and the United States
    Johann Peter Murmann

Plumbers of the Internet: The Creation and Evolution of the LAN Industry
    Urs Von Burg


Rationalizing Consumption: Lejaren à Hiller and the Origins of American Advertising Photography, 1913-1924
    Elspeth Brown

A Comparison of the Postal Telegraph Movement in Great Britain and the United States, 1866-1900
    David Hochfelder

Brightening Country Lives: Selling Electrical Goods in the Japanese Countryside, 1950-1970
    Simon Partner

Turning Silk Purses into Sowsí Ears: Environmental History and the Chemical Industry
    John K. Smith


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "The Corporation as a Social and Political Institution"
    Reviewed by Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Jean Strouse. Morgan: American Financier
    Reviewed by August W. Giebelhaus

Ron Chernow. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    Reviewed by August W. Giebelhaus

Carlos Dávila and Rory Miller, eds. Business History in Latin America: The Experience of Seven Countries
    Reviewed by Sergio de Oliveira Birchal

René De La Pedraja. Latin American Merchant Shipping in the Age of Global Competition
    Reviewed by Håkon W. Anderson

Deborah S. Davis, ed. The Consumer Revolution in Urban China
    Reviewed by Christopher A. Reed

Doug Guthrie. Dragon in a Three-Piece Suit: The Emergence of Capitalism in China
    Reviewed by Christopher A. Reed

Youngil Lim. Technology and Productivity-The Korean Way of Learning and Catching Up
    Reviewed by Arnold Kransdorf

Simon Partner. Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer
    Reviewed by William M. Tsutsui

Aaron Forsberg. America and the Japanese Miracle: The Cold War Context of Japanís Postwar Economic Revival, 1950-1960
    Reviewed by Mansel G. Blackford

Anthony Heywood. Modernising Leninís Russia: Economic Reconstruction, Foreign Trade and the Railways
    Reviewed by Alfred C. Mierzejewski

Erika Diane Rappaport. Shopping for Pleasure: Women in the Making of Londonís West End
    Reviewed by Pamela Walker Laird

Barbara Burman, ed. The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking
    Reviewed by Wendy Gamber

Maury Klein. The Life & Legend of E. H. Harriman
    Reviewed by Christiane Diehl Taylor

Scott Reynolds Nelson. Iron Confederacies: Southern Railways, Klan Violence, and Reconstruction
    Reviewed by Mark Wilson

W. David Lewis, ed. Airline Executives and Federal Regulation: Case Studies in American Enterprise from the Airmail Era to the Dawn of the Jet Age
    Reviewed by Richard H. K. Vietor

Bess Beatty. Alamance: The Holt Family and Industrialization in a North Carolina County, 1837-1900
    Reviewed by Annette C. Wright

Randall L. Patton. Carpet Capital: The Rise of a New South Industry
    Reviewed by Elaine Fuller

Brian C. Hosmer. American Indians in the Marketplace: Persistence and Innovation among the Menominees and Metlakatlans, 1870-1920
    Reviewed by Gordon Bronitsky

Myra B. Young Armstead. "Lord, Please Donít Take Me in August": African Americans in Newport and Saratoga Springs, 1870-1930
    Reviewed by Emma Lapsansky

William R. Haycraft. Yellow Steel: The Story of the Earthmoving Equipment Industry
    Reviewed by Albert Churella

Silvano A. Wueschner. Charting Twentieth-Century Monetary Policy: Herbert Hoover and Benjamin Strong, 1917-1927
    Reviewed by Edwin J. Perkins

Michael Perelman. The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation
    Reviewed by Ben Fine

David Felix. Keynes: A Critical Life
    Reviewed by Louis P. Cain


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