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Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Mary Elisabeth Cox. Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. xviii + 383 pp. $105 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-882011-6. Reviewed for EH.Net by Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Emeritus, Yale University.   Embargoes and blockades have […]

How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Mark Koyama and Jared Rubin. How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. x + 259 pp. $24.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1509540235. Reviewed for EH.Net by Joel Mokyr, Departments of Economics and History, Northwestern University.   Full disclosure: this reviewer’s name appears on the […]

The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). (Editor’s note: Because this review covers two books, Global Economic History and The Industrial Revolution, we have posted it twice, with one posting for each title, for the sake of easier searches.)   Robert C. Allen. Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xiv + 170pp. […]

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). (Editor’s note: Because this review covers two books, Global Economic History and The Industrial Revolution, we have posted it twice, with one posting for each title, for the sake of easier searches.)   Robert C. Allen. Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xiv + 170pp. […]

Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln’s Vital Rival

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). Walter Stahr. Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln’s Vital Rival. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2021. x + 836 pp. $35 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-5011-9923-3. Reviewed for EH.Net by Jane Flaherty, retired Visiting Lecturer, Texas A&M University, and Instructor, Blinn College.   Of all the members of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Team of Rivals”’ […]

A Monetary and Fiscal History of Latin America, 1960-2017

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). Timothy Kehoe and Juan P. Nicolini, eds. A Monetary and Fiscal History of Latin America, 1960-2017. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2021. 586 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1517911980. Reviewed for EH.Net by Leonardo Weller, Associate Professor, São Paulo School of Economics, and Research Fellow, University College London.   A Monetary […]

The Mismeasure of Progress: Economic Growth and Its Critics

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). Stephen J. Macekura. The Mismeasure of Progress: Economic Growth and Its Critics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2020. 320 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0226736303. Reviewed for EH.Net by Daniel Gallardo-Albarrán, Rural and Environmental History Group, Wageningen University.   One major line of inquiry in economic history concerns the measurement of economic development […]

Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). William Quinn and John D. Turner. Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 2020. viii +288 pp. $24.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-108-42125-6. Reviewed for EH.Net by Mary Tone Rodgers, Professor of Finance, State University of New York at Oswego.   In this easily read […]

Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). Elizabeth R. Varon. Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War (College Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. xxiii + 531 pp. $35 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0199335398. Reviewed by Daniel Farrell, Department of History, University of Cincinnati.   Throughout the decades, there has been no shortage of literature to […]

After Redlining: The Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). Rebecca K. Marchiel. After Redlining: The Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2020. viii + 296 pp. $50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0226723648. Reviewed for EH.Net by Thomas Storrs, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia.   The term “redlining” refers to a […]