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New Books in Business and Economic History

The following listing is intended to be suggestive rather than comprehensive. "New books" contain books from the current calendar year; books published earlier are located in the "Archived Books" section. The icon ebook icon indicates that the book is also available in digital format. Only reviews on ungated sites are listed.


Dimitry Anastakis, Autonomous State: The Epic Struggle for a Canadian Car Industry from OPEC to Free Trade
(University of Toronto Press, February 2013)

Aaron D. Anderson, Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914
(University Press of Mississippi, January 2013) ebook icon

Stathis Arapostathis and Graeme Gooday, Patently Contestable: Electrical Technologies and Inventor Identities on Trial in Britain
(MIT Press, April 2013)

Joshua Barkan, Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism
(University of Minnesota Press, August 2013)

Jeremy Baskes, Staying Afloat: Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820
(Stanford University Press, July 2013) ebook icon

Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, and Dieter Ziegler, eds., Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History
(Cambridge University Press, January 2013)

Kenneth Bertrams, Nicolas Coupain, and Ernst Homburg, Solvay: History of a Multinational Family Firm
(Cambridge University Press, January 2013) ebook icon

Veronica Binda, The Dynamics of Big Business: Structure, Strategy, and Impact in Italy and Spain
(Routledge, March 2013)

David Blanke and David Stiegerwald, eds., A Destiny of Choice: New Directions in American Consumer History
(Lexington Books, February 2013) ebook icon

Michael D. Bordo and William Roberds, eds., The Origins, History, and Future of the Federal Reserve: A Return to Jekyll Island
(Cambridge University Press, March 2013)

Ludovic Cailluet, Yannick Lemarchand, and Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel, eds., Histoire et sciences de gestion
(Vuibert, June 2013)

Sheri J. Caplan, Petticoats and Pinstripes: Portraits of Women in Wall Street's History
(Praeger, June 2013) ebook icon

W. Bernard Carlson, Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
(Princeton University Press, April 2013) ebook icon

Mark Casson and Catherine Casson, The Entrepreneur in History: From Medieval Merchant to Modern Business Leader
(Palgrave Pivot, June 2013)

Patricia Clavin, Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946
(Oxford University Press, April 2013)

Timothy Cobban, Cities of Oil: Municipalities and Petroleum Manufacturing in Southern Ontario, 1860-1960
(University of Toronto Press, August 2013)

Nicholas Crafts and Peter Fearon, eds., The Great Depression of the 1930s: Lessons for Today
(Oxford University Press, May 2013)

Lee A. Craig, Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times
(University of North Carolina Press, May 2013) ebook icon

Reviewed by Christopher Hanes for EH.Net

Clare Haru Crowston, Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France
(Duke University Press, October 2013)

Jonathan Curry-Machado, ed., Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions
(Palgrave Macmillan, July 2013)

Giovanni Dosi and Louis Galambos, eds., The Third Industrial Revolution in Global Business
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013) ebook icon

Dave Dyer, Steel's: A Forgotten Stock Market Scandal from the 1920's
(Syracuse University Press, March 2013) ebook icon

David Farber, Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist
(Oxford University Press, May 2013) ebook icon

Paloma Fernández Pérez, ed., La profesionalización de las empresas familiares
(LID, February 2013)

Paloma Fernández Pérez and Andrea Colli, eds., The Endurance of Family Businesses: A Global Overview
(Cambridge University Press, September 2013)

Robin S. Gendron, Mats Ingulstad, and Espen Storli, eds., Aluminum Ore: The Political Economy of the Global Bauxite Industry
(University of British Columbia Press, September 2013)

Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato, Industry and Revolution: Social and Economic Change in the Orizaba Valley, Mexico
(Harvard University Press, June 2013) ebook icon

Charles R. Geisst, Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt
(University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2013) ebook icon

Oscar Gelderblom, Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650
(Princeton University Press, September 2013) ebook icon

John R. Haddad, America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation
(Temple University Press, March 2013)

Judith Koll Healey, Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West
(Minnesota Historicall Society Press, May 2013) ebook icon

Jill M. Hendrickson, Financial Crisis: The United States in the Early Twenty-First Century
(Palgrave Macmillan, February 2013)

Mark Hendrickson, American Labor and Economic Citizenship: New Capitalism from World War I to the Great Depression
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013)

Kenneth G. Hirth and Joanne Pillsbury, eds., Merchants, Markets, and Exchange in the Pre-Columbian World
(Harvard University Press for Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, May 2013)

Benjamin Hunnicutt, Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream
(Temple University Press, January 2013)

Neil Irwin, The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire
(Penguin Press, April 2013) ebook icon

Geoffrey Jones, Entrepreneurship and Multinationals: Global Business and the Making of the Modern World
(Edward Elgar, October 2013) ebook icon

Robert E. Jones, Bread upon the Waters: The St. Petersburg Grain Trade and the Russian Economy, 1703-1811
(University of Pittsburgh Press, June 2013)

Matthew Kadane, The Watchful Clothier: The Life of an Eighteenth-Century Protestant Capitalist
(Yale University Press, January 2013)

Anne Kelly Knowles, Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868
(University of Chicago Press, January 2013) ebook icon

Miguel A. López-Morell, The House of Rothschild in Spain, 1812-1941
(Ashgate, May 2013) ebook icon

Christina Lubinski, Jeffrey Fear, and Paloma Fernández Pérez, eds., Family Multinationals: Entrepreneurship, Governance, and Pathways to Internationalization
(Routledge, May 2013) ebook icon

Lars Maischak, German Merchants in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013)

Scott P. Marler, New Orleans, The Merchants' Capital: The Political Economy of the Nineteenth-Century South
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013) ebook icon

Noel Maurer, The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013
(Princeton University Press, August 2013) ebook icon

Alexis McCrossen, Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life
(University of Chicago Press, May 2013) ebook icon

Ajay K. Mehrotra, Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929
(Cambridge University Press, September 2013)

Robert Millward, The State and Business in the Major Powers: An Economic History 1815-1939
(Routledge, February 2013) ebook icon

Susan Nance, Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus
(Johns Hopkins University Press, January 2013) ebook icon

Don Nerbas, Dominion of Capital: The Politics of Big Business and the Crisis of the Canadian Bourgeoisie, 1914-1947
(University of Toronto Press, July 2013)

David E. Nye, America's Assembly Line
(MIT Press, February 2013)

Derek J. Oddy and Alain Drouard, eds., The Food Industries of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
(Ashgate, July 2013) ebook icon

Susie J. Pak, Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J. P. Morgan
(Harvard University Press, May 2013) ebook icon

Manuel Pérez-García, Vicarious Consumers: Trans-National Meetings between the West and East in the Mediterranean World (1730-1808)
(Ashgate, October 2013) ebook icon

Joseph A. Pratt, Exxon: Transforming Energy, 1973-2005
(University of Texas Press, for the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, June 2013)

Gail Radford, The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America
(University of Chicago Press, July 2013) ebook icon

Jonathan Rees, Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America
(Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2013)

Thomas Max Safley, ed., The History of Bankruptcy: Economic, Social and Cultural Implications in Early Modern Europe
(Routledge, January 2013) ebook icon

Stephen C. Sambrook, The Optical Munitions Industry in Great Britain, 1888-1923
(Pickering and Chatto, June 2013)

Kurt Schuler and Andrew Rosenberg, eds.,Bretton Woods Transcripts
(Center for Financial Stability, January 2013) ebook icon

Philip Scranton and Patrick Fridenson, Reimagining Business History
(Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2013) ebook icon

David L. Seim, Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Social Science
(Pickering and Chatto, June 2013)

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics
(University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2013) ebook icon

Donald R. Stabile and Andrew F. Kozak, Markets, Planning and the Moral Economy: Business Cycles in the Progressive Era and New Deal
(Edward Elgar, January 2013) ebook icon

Benn Steil, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order
(Princeton University Press, February 2013) ebook icon

Jon Stobart, Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830
(Oxford University Press, January 2013)

Reviewed by Kate Smith for Reviews in History

Raymond Stokes, Roman Köster, and Stephen C. Sambrook, The Business of Waste: Great Britain and Germany, 1945 to the Present
(Cambridge University Press, September 2013)

Daniel Strum, The Sugar Trade: Brazil, Portugal, and the Netherlands, 1595-1630
(Stanford University Press, August 2013)

David Sunderland, Financing the Raj: The City of London and Colonial India, 1858-1940
(Boydell and Brewer, 2013) ebook icon

Reviewed by Bernard Attard for Reviews in History

James Taylor, Boardroom Scandal: The Criminalization of Company Fraud in Nineteenth-Century Britain
(Oxford University Press, June 2013)

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth, Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700
(Oxford University Press, January 2013) ebook icon

Janis Lee Thiessen, Manufacturing Mennonites: Work and Religion in Post-War Manitoba
(University of Toronto Press, April 2013)

Richard H. Timberlake, Constitutional Money: A Review of the Supreme Court's Monetary Decisions
(Cambridge University Press, April 2013) ebook icon

Janice Traflet, A Nation of Small Shareholders: Marketing Wall Street after World War II
(Johns Hopkins University Press, April 2013) ebook icon

Reviewed by Lynne Pierson Doti for EH.Net

John F. Wilson, Anthony Webster, and Rachael Vorberg-Rugh, Building Co-operation: A Business History of The Co-operative Group, 1863-2013
(Oxford University Press, September, 2013)

Joshua D. Wolff, Western Union and the Creation of the American Corporate Order, 1845-1893
(Cambridge University Press, June 2013)

Gavin Wright, Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South
(Harvard University Press, February 2013)