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The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World: Volume I, 1700 to 1870

Published by EH.Net (February 2023). Stephen Broadberry and Kyoji Fukao, eds. The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World: Volume I, 1700 to 1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. xvi + 490 pp. £120 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1107159457. Reviewed for EH.Net by Albert Carreras, Full Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Pompeu Fabra University.   As […]

GATT and the Global Order in the Postwar Era

Published by EH.Net (February 2023). Francine McKenzie. GATT and the Global Order in the Postwar Era. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2020. xiii + 323 pp. $41.99 (hardback), ISBN 978-1108494892. Reviewed for EH.Net by James Foreman-Peck, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Cardiff University.   Both an organization and a set of rules, the General Agreement on Tariffs […]

Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success

Published by EH.Net (January 2023). Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan. Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success. New York: PublicAffairs, 2022. 256 pp. $29 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1541797833. Reviewed for EH.Net by Walter D. Kamphoefner, Department of History, Texas A&M University.   With this substantive and methodological tour de force, endorsed by a Who’s Who […]

Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic

Published by EH.Net (January 2023). Jennifer L. Morgan. Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2021. xvi + 296 pp. $27.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1478014140. Reviewed for EH.Net by Matthew David Mitchell, The University of the South.   As Jennifer L. Morgan notes in her introduction […]

Salarios que la ciudad paga al campo: Las nodrizas de las inclusas en los siglos XVIII y XIX (Wages That the City Pays to the Countryside: The Wet-Nurses of the Foundling Hospitals in the 18th and 19th Centuries)

Published by EH.Net (January 2023). Carmen Sarasúa, ed. Salarios que la ciudad paga al campo: Las nodrizas de las inclusas en los siglos XVIII y XIX. (Wages That the City Pays to the Countryside: The Wet-Nurses of the Foundling Hospitals in the 18th and 19th Centuries.) Alicante, Spain: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante, 2021. […]

The Cambridge Economic History of China: Volume II

Published by EH.Net (January 2023). Debin Ma and Richard Von Glahn, eds. The Cambridge Economic History of China: Volume II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. 845 pp. $155 (hardback), ISBN: 978-1108425537. Reviewed by Jamin Andreas Hübner, LCC International University and University of the People.   The second volume of The Cambridge Economic History of China […]

Austerities and Aspirations: A Comparative History of Growth, Consumption, and Quality of Life in East Central Europe since 1945

Published by EH.Net (January 2023). Béla Tomka. Austerities and Aspirations: A Comparative History of Growth, Consumption, and Quality of Life in East Central Europe since 1945. Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2020. xii + 445 pp. $105 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-386-351-0. Reviewed for EH.Net by Marcin Piatkowski, Kozminski University in Warsaw.   Béla Tomka’s […]

Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America

Published by EH.Net (December 2022). Caley Horan. Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2021. 251 pp. $40 (cloth), ISBN 978-0226784380. Reviewed for EH.Net by Melissa Thomasson, Department of Economics, Miami University. In this book Caley Horan explores the marketing, investment, and underwriting practices […]

Europe’s Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age

Published by EH.Net (December 2022). Michael Pye. Europe’s Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age. New York and London: Pegasus Books, 2021. xii + 273 pp. $28.95 (hardback), ISBN: 978-1-64313-777-3. Reviewed for EH.Net by Raingard Esser, University of Groningen.   The title chosen by the US publisher of the present book (as compared […]