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New Paperbacks in Business and Economic History

The following listings are intended to be suggestive rather than comprehensive. Books published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback formats are not included, but new books published only in paperback are. Because nearly all books issued in paperback are now also made available in digital format, books available electronically are not marked. Reviews available will be found in the new books or bibliography sections.


Ove Bjarnar and Matthias Kipping, eds., The Americanisation of European Business
(Routledge, May 2013 [1998])

Youssef Cassis, Crises and Opportunities: The Shaping of Modern Finance
(Oxford University Press, May 2013 [2011])

Eric Jay Dolin, When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
(W. W. Norton, September 2013 [2012])

Louise Nelson Dyble, Paying the Toll: Local Power, Regional Politics, and the Golden Gate Bridge
(University of Pennsylvania Press, August 2013 [2009])

Mark R. Finlay, Growing American Rubber: Strategic Plants and the Politics of National Security
(Rutgers University Press, March 2013 [2009])

Yukiko Fukasaku, Technology and Industrial Growth in Pre-War Japan: The Mitsubishi-Nagasaki Shipyard 1884-1934
(Routledge, October 2013 [1992])

Jon Gertner, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
(Penguin Books, February 2013 [2012])

Jane Gleeson-White, Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
(W. W. Norton, October 2013 [2012])

Gary Herrigel, Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan
(Oxford University Press, February 2013 [2010])

Paul Johnson, Making the Market: Victorian Origins of Corporate Capitalism
(Cambridge University Press, July 2013 [2010])

Charles P. Kindleberger, The World in Depression, 1929-1939: 40th Anniversary Edition
(University of California Press, January 2013 [1973])

Xabier Lamikiz, Trade and Trust in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World: Spanish Merchants and Their Overseas Networks
(Boydell and Brewer, September 2013 [2010])

Teresa da Silva Lopes, Global Brands: The Evolution of Multinationals in Alcoholic Beverages
(Cambridge University Press, September 2013 [2007])

Teresa da Silva Lopes and Paul Duguid, eds., Trademarks, Brands, and Competitiveness
(Routledge, June 2013 [2010])

Sarah Hand Meacham, Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake
(Johns Hopkins University Press, February 2013 [2009])

Kevin C. Murphy, The American Merchant Experience in Nineteenth-Century Japan
(Routledge, October 2013 [2002])

Sharon Murphy, Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America
(Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2013 [2010])

David E. Nye, When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America
(MIT Press, September 2013 [2010])

Helen Paul, The South Sea Bubble: An Economic History of Its Origins and Consequences
(Routledge, August 2013 [2010])

Janice L. Rieff, ed., Chicago Business and Industry: From Fur Trade to E-Commerce
(University of Chicago Press, May 2013 [pb orig.])

Alasdair Roberts, America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837
(Cornell University Press, May 2013 [2012])

Lawrence R. Samuel, Freud on Madison Avenue: Motivation Research and Subliminal Advertising in America
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013 [2010])

Catherine R. Schenk, The Decline of Sterling: Managing the Retreat of an International Currency, 1945-1992
(Cambridge University Press, July 2013 [2010])

Rebecca Sharpless, Cooking in Other Women's Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865-1960
(University of North Carolina Press, February 2013 [2010])

Koichi Shimokawa, Japan and the Global Automotive Industry
(Cambridge University Press, January 2013 [2010])

William G. Thomas, The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America
(Yale University Press, January 2013 [2011])

Anthony Webster, Twilight of the East India Company: The Evolution of Anglo-Asian Commerce and Politics, 1790-1860
(Boydell and Brewer, March 2013 [2009])

Jeffrey G. Williamson, Trade and Poverty: When the Third World Fell Behind
(MIT Press, January 2013 [2011])

Gavin Wright, Slavery and American Economic Development
(Louisiana State University Press, February 2013 [2006])