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Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment

Published by EH.NET (September 2002) Emma Rothschild, Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2001. ix + 353 pp. $50 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-674-00489-2; $18.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-674-00837-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by Glenn Hueckel, Department of Economics, Pomona College. This is a book that will itself provoke in […]

New Spain’s Century of Depression

Project 2001: Significant Works in Economic HistoryWoodrow Wilson Borah, New Spain’s Century of Depression. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1951. 58 pp.Review Essay by Richard Salvucci, Department of Economics, Trinity University. An Obscure Century in a Backward Country: Woodrow Borah and New Spain’s Century of Depression In 1938, the English novelist Graham Greene traveled to […]

Controlling Vice: Regulating Brothel Prostitution in St. Paul, 1865-1883

Published by EH.NET (July 2001) Joel Best, Controlling Vice: Regulating Brothel Prostitution in St. Paul, 1865-1883. Series Eds. David R. Johnson and Jeffrey S. Adler, History of Crime and Juvenile Justice Series. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1998. 175 pp. Tables, bibliographic references, and index. Cloth, ISBN 0-8142-0807-X; Paper, ISBN 0-8142-5007-6. Reviewed for EH.NET and […]

Republicanism and the French Revolution: An Intellectual History of Jean-Baptiste Say’s Political Economy

Published by EH.NET (May 2001) Richard Whatmore, Republicanism and the French Revolution: An Intellectual History of Jean-Baptiste Say’s Political Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xiv + 248 pp.$70 (cloth), ISBN: 0-19-924115-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by William Baumol, Department of Economics, New York University. The central objective of this book is to describe, both in […]

Railways in Britain and the United States 1830-1940

Published by EH.NET (January 2002) Geoffrey Channon, Railways in Britain and the United States, 1830-1940. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2001. xi + 341 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN: 1-84014-253-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Albert J. Churella, Social and International Studies Program, Southern Polytechnic State University. The title listed above provides a hint of the ambitious geographic and […]

A House Dividing: Economic Development in Pennsylvania and Virginia, 1800-1860

Published by EH.NET (December 2000) ? John Majewski, A House Dividing: Economic Development in Pennsylvania and Virginia, 1800-1860. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xx + 214 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-59023-x. Reviewed for EH.NET by Thomas Weiss, Department of Economics, University of Kansas John Majewski (University of California-Santa Barbara) has produced an interesting comparative […]

Institutional Change and American Economic Growth

Lance E. Davis and Douglass C. North (with the assistance of Calla Smorodin), Institutional Change and American Economic Growth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971. viii + 282 pp. Review Essay by Cynthia Taft Morris, Department of Economics, Smith College and American University. Davis and North Launch Neoclassical Institutional Theory This book is an early major […]

The Great Divergence: China, Europe and the Making of the Modern World Economy

Published by EH.NET (October 2000) Kenneth Pomeranz, The Great Divergence: China, Europe and the Making of the Modern World Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000. x +382 pp. $39.95 (cloth); ISBN: 0-691-00543-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by Deepak Lal, Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles. Kenneth Pomeranz (Professor of History at the University […]