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Toward Cherokee Removal: Land, Violence, and the White Man’s Chance

Published by EH.Net (August 2023). Adam J. Pratt. Toward Cherokee Removal: Land, Violence, and the White Man’s Chance. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2022. xii + 221 pp. $32.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0820362649. Reviewed for EH.Net by David M. Wishart, Professor of Economics Emeritus, Wittenberg University.   Adam J. Pratt’s book Toward Cherokee Removal is […]

The Federal Reserve: A New History

Published by EH.Net (August 2023). Robert Hetzel. The Federal Reserve: A New History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2023. 696 pp. $45 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0226821658. Reviewed for EH.Net by Michael D Bordo, Rutgers University.   Robert Hetzel has written an ambitious history of Federal Reserve monetary policy since the establishment of the Federal Reserve System […]

Easy Money: American Puritans and the Invention of Modern Currency

Published by EH.Net (August 2023). Dror Goldberg. Easy Money: American Puritans and the Invention of Modern Currency. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2023. xi + 346 pp. $55 (hardback), ISBN 978-0226825106. Reviewed for EH.Net by Jane Knodell, University of Vermont.   This book is the culmination of Dror Goldberg’s research into the bills of […]

The Postwar Economic Order: National Reconstruction and International Cooperation

Published by EH.Net (August 2023). Albert O. Hirschman. The Postwar Economic Order: National Reconstruction and International Cooperation. Edited by Michele Alacevich and Pier Francesco Asso. New York: Columbia University Press, 2023. viii + 342 pp. $30.00 (paperback), ISBN 978-0231200592. Reviewed for EH.Net by Richard Pomfret, Adjunct Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins University SAIS […]

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics

Published by EH.Net (July 2023). Mae Ngai. The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics. New York: W.W. Norton, 2021. xx + 440 pp. $30 (hardback), ISBN 978-0393634167. Reviewed for EH.Net by Ranjit Dighe, State University of New York at Oswego.   In the English-speaking world of the late nineteenth century, the Chinese question […]

Scotland: The Global History, 1603 to the Present

Published by EH.Net (July 2023). Murray Pittock. Scotland: The Global History, 1603 to the Present. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2022, xiv + 485 pp. $40 (hardback), ISBN 978-0300254174. Reviewed for EH.Net by William A. Wardle, former Principal of York St John University and James Watt College of Further and Higher Education.   Imperial […]

Pioneers of Capitalism: The Netherlands, 1000-1800

Published by EH.Net (July 2023). Maarten Prak and Jan Luiten van Zanden. Pioneers of Capitalism: The Netherlands, 1000-1800. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023. ix + 261 pp. $39.95 (hardback), ISBN 978-0691229874. Reviewed by Anne EC McCants, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   This is a gem of a book about the long early history of a […]

The Backbone of Europe: Health, Diet, Work, and Violence over Two Millennia

Published by EH.Net (July 2023) Steckel, Richard H.; Larsen, Clark Spencer; Roberts, Charlotte A.; Baten, Jörg (eds.). The Backbone of Europe: Health, Diet, Work, and Violence over Two Millennia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 476 pp. £83.99 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1108421959. Reviewed for EH.Net by Kaspar Staub, Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland.   […]

Essays in Economic History: Purchasing Power Parity, Standard of Living, and Monetary Standards

Published by EH.Net (July 2023). Lawrence H. Officer. Essays in Economic History: Purchasing Power Parity, Standard of Living, and Monetary Standards. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. xxvii + 542 pp. $109.99 (hardback), ISBN 978-3030959241. Reviewed for EH.Net by John Devereux, Department of Economics, Queens College, City University of New York.   Lawrence Officer has had […]

C. Vann Woodward: America’s Historian

Published by EH.Net (July 2023). James C. Cobb. C. Vann Woodward: America’s Historian. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2022. 490 pp. $37.50 (hardcover). ISBN978-1469670218. Reviewed for EH.Net by Peter A. Coclanis, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.   Any shortlist of the greatest American historians of the twentieth century would include C. Vann Woodward. […]