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American Treasure and the Price Revolution in Spain, 1501-1650

Classic Reviews in Economic History Earl J. Hamilton, American Treasure and the Price Revolution in Spain, 1501-1650. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1934. xii + 428 pp. Review Essay by John Munro, Department of Economics, University of Toronto. Hamilton and the Price Revolution: A Revindication of His Tarnished Reputation and of a Modified Quantity Theory […]

The Man behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

Published by EH.NET (November 2006) Leslie Berlin, The Man behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. ix + 402 pp. $30 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-19-516343-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Rasigan Maharajh, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology. Imagining a world without the […]

Thurman Arnold: A Biography

Published by EH.NET (November 2006) Spencer Weber Waller, Thurman Arnold: A Biography. New York: New York University Press, 2005. xi + 271 pp. $40 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8147-9392-4. Richard E. Holl, From Boardroom to the War Room: America’s Corporate Liberals and FDR’s Preparedness Program. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2005. x + 191 pp. $75 […]

The Story of Reo Joe: Work, Kin and Community in Autotown, U.S.A.

Published by EH.NET (August 2006) Lisa M. Fine, The Story of Reo Joe: Work, Kin and Community in Autotown, U.S.A.. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004. xii + 239 pp. $23 (paperback), ISBN: 1-59213-258-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Lawrence W. Boyd Jr., Center for Labor Education and Research, University of Hawaii at West Oahu. Lisa M. […]

Slavery and the Economy of Sao Paolo, 1750-1850

Published by EH.NET (May 2006) Francisco Vidal Luna and Herbert S. Klein, Slavery and the Economy of Sao Paolo, 1750-1850. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003. xii + 273 pp. $26 (paperback), ISBN: 0-8047-4859-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by James Oakes, Department of History, CUNY Graduate Center. Sao Paulo is doing well these days, and it’s […]

The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century

Published by EH.NET (April 2006) Thomas Dublin and Walter Licht, The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005. viii + 277 pp. $65 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8014-3469-6; $25 (paperback), ISBN: 0-8014-8473-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by William Boal, College of Business and Public Administration, Drake University. Perhaps […]

The Texas Railroad Commission: Understanding Regulation in America to the Mid-Twentieth Century

Published by EH.NET (March 2006) William R. Childs, The Texas Railroad Commission: Understanding Regulation in America to the Mid-Twentieth Century. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2005. x + 323 pp. $35 (cloth), ISBN: 1-58544-452-9. Reviewed for EH.NET by Gary Libecap, Department of Economics, University of Arizona. In a time of deregulation and globalization, […]

Manpower in Economic Growth: The American Record since 1800

Classic Reviews in Economic History Stanley Lebergott, Manpower in Economic Growth: The American Record since 1800. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. xii + 561 pp. Review Essay by Robert A. Margo, Department of Economics, Boston University. Manpower after Forty Years During the first half of the twentieth century classical musicians routinely incorporated their personalities into their […]

The Slavery Debates, 1952-1990: A Retrospective

Published by EH.NET (February 2006) Robert William Fogel, The Slavery Debates, 1952-1990: A Retrospective. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003. ix + 106 pp. $23 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8071-2881-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Leonard Carlson, Department of Economics, Emory University. This short book by Nobel Prize winner Robert Fogel gives a survey of the historical […]