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Fishing the Great Lakes: An Environmental History, 1783-1933

Published by EH.NET (July 2001) Margaret Beattie Bogue, Fishing the Great Lakes: An Environmental History, 1783-1933. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. xix + 444 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 0-299-16764-X; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-299-16760-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Jerome K. Laurent, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Margaret Beattie Bogue (professor emerita of history and […]

The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America

Published by EH.NET (July 2001) Beatrix Hoffman, The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. xiii + 261 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8078-2588-3; $17.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-8078-4902-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Melissa A. Thomasson, Department of Economics, Miami University. Proposals for universal health […]

An Economic History of Malaysia, c.1800-1990: The Transition to Modern Economic Growth

Published by EH.NET (July 2001) ? John H. Drabble, An Economic History of Malaysia, c.1800-1990: The Transition to Modern Economic Growth. London: Macmillan Press and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. xxiii + 320 pp. $75 (cloth), ISBN: 0-312-23077-X. Reviewed for EH.NET by Charles Hirschman, Department of Sociology, University of Washington. Malaysia is one of […]

American Agriculture and the Problem of Monopoly: The Political Economy of Grain Belt Farming, 1953-1980

Published by EH.NET (July 2001) ? Jon Lauck, American Agriculture and the Problem of Monopoly: The Political Economy of Grain Belt Farming, 1953-1980. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. xiv + 250 pp. 10 tables, notes, index. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8032-2932-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Victoria Saker Woeste, American Bar Foundation, Chicago, Illinois Twentieth-Century Agricultural […]

Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run

Published by EH.NET (July 2001) Angus Maddison, Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 1998. 194 pp. $33 (paper), ISBN: 92-64-16180-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by Thomas R. Gottschang, Department of Economics, College of the Holly Cross. Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run is an unusual book […]

Hard Work: The Making of Labor History

Published by EH.NET (June 2001) Melvyn Dubofsky, Hard Work: The Making of Labor History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000. ix + 249 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-252-06868-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Robert Whaples, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. Melvyn Dubofsky is one of the leading labor historians in the United States. His works […]

Priceless Markets: The Political Economy of Credit in Paris, 1660-1870

Published by EH.NET (June 2001) Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Priceless Markets: The Political Economy of Credit in Paris, 1660-1870. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. xi + 350 pp. $55 (cloth), ISBN: 0-226-34801-6. Reviewed for EH.NET by Stephen Quinn, Department of Economics, Texas Christian University. Hoffman, Postel-Vinay, and Rosenthal have constructed […]

The New Imperial Economy: The British Army and the New American Frontier, 1764-1768

Published by EH.NET (June 2001) Walter S. Dunn, Jr., The New Imperial Economy: The British Army and the New American Frontier, 1764-1768. Westport, CT and London: Praeger, 2001. viii + 219 pp. $62.50 (cloth), ISBN 0-275-97180-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by John Shy, Department of History, University of Michigan. The title of this short monograph is […]