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Courts and Commerce: Gender, Law and the Market Economy in Colonial New York

EH-NET BOOK REVIEW Published by H-Business@w3needs.com (April, 1998) Deborah A. Rosen. Courts and Commerce: Gender, Law, and the Market Economy in Colonial New York. Historical Perspectives on Business Enterprise Series. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1997. xvi + 232 pp. Figures, tables, appendix, notes, bibliography, and index. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8142-0736-7; $17.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8142-0737-5. […]

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Are Some So Rich and Others So Poor

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (April 1998) David S. Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Are Some So Rich and Others So Poor. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998. 544 pp. $30.00 (cloth) ISBN: 0393040178. Reviewed for EH.NET by J. Bradford De Long, Department of Economics, University of California-Berkeley. David Landes has studied […]

Peasants, Merchants, and Markets: Inland Trade in Medieval England, 1150-1350

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (April 1998) James Masschaele, Peasants, Merchants, and Markets: Inland Trade in Medieval England, 1150-1350. New York: St Martin’s Press, 1997. xii + 275 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-312-16035-6. Reviewed for EH.Net by Gregory Clark, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis. Medieval Commerce: Too Much of a Good Thing […]

Losing Control? Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization

EH-NET BOOK REVIEW Published for H-Business@w3needs.com (April 1998) Saskia Sassen. Losing Control? Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization. University Seminars/Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. xvi + 148 pp. Bibliographic references and index. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-231-10608-4. Reviewed by for H-Business by Susan Ariel Aaronson , George Mason University Reordering […]

Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio’s Industrial Frontier

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (March 1998) Anne Kelly Knowles, Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio’s Industrial Frontier. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1997. xxiii + 330 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN: 0226448533. Reviewed for EH.NET by Metin Cosgel, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut. Nowhere is the relationship between religious culture and economic performance […]

The Great Lobster War

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (March 1998) Ron Formisano, The Great Lobster War. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997. vii + 150 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN: 1558490523. $14.95 (paper), ISBN: 155849071X. Reviewed for EH.Net by Debbie Mullin, Department of Economics, Oberlin College. Ron Formisano tells us about a group of men who, dismayed by […]

Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms: Buying and Selling Securities in Canada 1870-1940

EH-NET BOOK REVIEW Published by H-Business@cs.muohio.edu (March, 1998) Christopher Armstrong. Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms: Buying and Selling Securities in Canada 1870-1940. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. x + 390 pp. Photographs, appendix, and index. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8020-4184-1. Reviewed for H-Business by Prof Ranald C. Michie , University of Durham Usually with an […]

Between the Dollar-Sterling Gold Points: Exchange Rates, Parity, and Market Behavior

Published by EH.NET (March 1998) Lawrence H. Officer, Between the Dollar-Sterling Gold Points: Exchange Rates, Parity, and Market Behavior. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xxi, 342 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0521365384. Reviewed for EH.NET by Alan M. Taylor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University. Lawrence Officer has been making influential contributions to international and monetary economics […]

A Terrible Anger: The 1934 Waterfront and General Strikes in San Francisco

David F. Selvin, A Terrible Anger: The 1934 Waterfront and General Strikes in San Francisco. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1996. 272 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN: 0814326102. Reviewed for EH Net by Lawrence W. Boyd, Center for Labor Education and Research, University of Hawaii. A Terrible Anger is a narrative history of one of three […]

State and Party in America’s New Deal

H-NET BOOK REVIEW Published by H-Pol@h-net.msu.edu (February, 1998) Kenneth Finegold and Theda Skocpol. State and Party in America’s New Deal. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995. xiv + 342 pp.=20 Tables, figures, notes, and index. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-299-14760-6;=20 $19.95 (paper), ISBN 0-299-14764-9. Reviewed for H-Pol by Garry Young , University of Missouri-Columbia State and […]