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Ideologies and Institutions: American Conservative and Liberal Governance Prescriptions Since 1933

J. Richard Piper. Ideologies and Institutions: American Conservative and Liberal Governance Prescriptions Since 1933. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1997. ix + 451 pp. Tables, notes, bibliography, and index. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8476-8458-X; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8476-8459-8. Reviewed for H-Pol by Patrick D. Reagan , Tennessee Technological University Political History Redivivus Over the last fifteen […]

World of Possibilities: Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization

Charles F. Sabel and Jonathan Zeitlin, eds., World of Possibilities: Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. x + 510 pp., $80.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-49555-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by James A. Jaffe, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The essays gathered in this collection build upon the ideas presented […]

The Rise, Fall, and Replacement of Industrywide Bargaining in the Basic Steel Industry

EH-NET BOOK REVIEW Published by H-Business@w3needs.com (March, 1998) Garth L. Mangum and R. Scott McNabb. The Rise, Fall, and Replacement of Industrywide Bargaining in the Basic Steel Industry. Labor and Human Resources Series. New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1997. xvii + 209 pp. Tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $62.95 (cloth), ISBN 1-56324-982-0; $21.95 (paper), […]

Hazards of the Job: From Industrial Disease to Environmental Health Science

Christopher Sellers, Hazards of the Job: From Industrial Disease to Environmental Health Science. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. 331 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8078-2314-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Mark Aldrich, Department of Economics, Smith College. This is a complex, thoughtful, and meticulously researched history of thought about occupational disease in the first […]

Modern Manors: Welfare Capitalism Since the New Deal

Sanford M. Jacoby. Modern Manors: Welfare Capitalism Since the New Deal. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. xii + 345 pp. Notes and index. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-691-01570-8. Reviewed for H-Business by Edward Berkowitz , George Washington University Welfare capitalism represents one of those marginal academic side-shows that nonetheless has surprising staying power. At various times […]

The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism

Thomas Frank. The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. xii + 287 pages. Appendix, tables, notes, and index. $22.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-226-25991-9. Reviewed for H-Net by David Cochran, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale In 1968, Petrocelli sport coats adopted the advertising slogan “Tune in. Turn […]

American Work Values: Their Origin and Development

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (February 1998) Paul Bernstein, American Work Values: Their Origin and Development. Albany: SUNY Press, 1997. 368 pp. $59.50 (cloth), ISBN: 079143257. Reviewed for EH.NET by Donald Frey, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. Bernstein surveys a massive literature about work values and attitudes, including a wide array of primary […]

Maffeo Pantaleoni: At the Origin of the Italian School of Economics and Finance

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (February 1998) Mario Baldassarri, editor, Maffeo Pantaleoni: At the Origin of the Italian School of Economics and Finance. New York: St. Martin’s Press and London: Macmillan Press (in Association with Rivista di Politica Economica, Sipi, Roma), 1997. v + 209 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN: 031217358X. Reviewed by EH.NET by […]

The Allure of the Foreign: Imported Goods in Postcolonial Latin America

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (February 1998) Benjamin Orlove, editor, The Allure of the Foreign: Imported Goods in Postcolonial Latin America. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997. viii + 226 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN: 0472106643. Reviewed for EH.NET by Anne E.C. McCants, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the drawbacks […]