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Borderland Blacks: Two Cities in the Niagara Region during the Final Decades of Slavery

Published by EH.Net (September 2022). dann j. Broyld. Borderland Blacks: Two Cities in the Niagara Region during the Final Decades of Slavery. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2022. xii + 296 pp. $45 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-8071-7706-8. Reviewed for EH.Net by Judith Wellman, Professor Emerita, Department of History, State University of New York at Oswego. […]

Reversals of Fortune: Why the Hierarchy of Nations So Often Turns Topsy-Turvy

Published by EH.Net (September 2022). Ashok Sanjay Guha. Reversals of Fortune: Why the Hierarchy of Nations So Often Turns Topsy-Turvy, New Delhi: Routledge, 2020, 109 pp. £42.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-0367466046.   Reviewed for EH.Net by Tirthankar Roy, London School of Economics and Political Science. A central question in economic history is how regions and countries […]

Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy

Published by EH.Net (September 2022). Adam Tooze. Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy. New York: Viking, 2021. 368 pp. $28 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0593297551. Reviewed for EH.Net by Robert Peckham, Department of History, University of Hong Kong.   The title of Adam Tooze’s latest book, Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy, is in some […]

Law and the Economy in a Young Democracy

Published by EH.Net (September 2022). Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy. Law and the Economy in a Young Democracy. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2021. ix + 298 pp. $45 (cloth), ISBN-13: 978-0-226-79900-1. Reviewed for EH.Net by Lakshmi Iyer, Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame.   This book describes the evolution […]

Karl Brunner and Monetarism

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Thomas Moser and Marcel Savioz, eds. Karl Brunner and Monetarism. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2022. xii + 491 pp. $50 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0262046916. Reviewed by Forrest Capie, Bayes Business School, City, University of London.   Karl Brunner was a distinguished economist and a leading figure in the Monetarist school of […]

Barriers to Growth: English Economic Development from the Norman Conquest to Industrialisation

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Eric L. Jones. Barriers to Growth: English Economic Development from the Norman Conquest to Industrialisation. Palgrave Macmillan: Palgrave Studies in Economic History, 2020. xii + 153pp. £79.99 (hardback), ISBN 978-3-030-44273-6. Reviewed for EH.Net by Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia.   The causes of the Industrial Revolution are one of […]

Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Scott Reynolds Nelson. Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World. New York: Basic Books, 2022. 368 pp. $32 (hardback), ISBN 978-1541646469. Reviewed for EH.Net by Paul Sharp, University of Southern Denmark, CAGE, CEPR   The title of this book is somewhat misleading. When I received it for review, […]

Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Aviva Chomsky. Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration. Boston: Beacon Press, 2021. 294 pp. $25.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0807056486. Reviewed by Jamin Andreas Hübner, LCC International University and University of the People.   It is often disturbing how uncritically economic history tends to treat imperialism and colonialism. […]

Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Jonathan Levy. Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States. New York: Penguin Random House, 2021. xxviii + 908 pp. $40 (hardback), ISBN 978-0812995015. Reviewed for EH.Net by Stephen W. Campbell, Department of History, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.   In this highly ambitious work, historian Jonathan Levy […]