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Small Business Policy and the American Creed

Published by EH.NET (June 2001) Sandra M. Anglund. Small Business Policy and the American Creed. Westport, CT and London: Praeger, 2000. 176 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-275-96697-6. Reviewed for EH.NET by Mansel G. Blackford, Department of History, Ohio State University. Based on her dissertation in political science at the University of Connecticut, Sandra Anglund’s Small […]

In Uncle Sam’s Service: Women Workers with the American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919

Published by EH.NET (June 2001) Susan Zeiger, In Uncle Sam’s Service: Women Workers with the American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999. x + 211 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8014-3166-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Pamela Nickless, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Asheville. The image of an aristocratic (beautiful) young […]

Shifting Ground: The Changing Agricultural Soils of China and Indonesia

Published by EH.NET (June 2001) Peter H. Lindert, Shifting Ground: The Changing Agricultural Soils of China and Indonesia. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. xii + 351 pp. $45 (cloth), ISBN: 0-262-12227-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by D. Gale Johnson, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, Emeritus. The generally accepted opinion is that a large percentage of […]

The First World War and the International Economy

Published by EH.NET (May 2001) ? Chris Wrigley, editor, The First World War and the International Economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2000. x + 221 pp.$95 (cloth), ISBN:1-85898-675-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by David Greasley, Economic History, University of Edinburgh. This volume comprises an introductory essay by the editor, and a further eight more specialized chapters. The […]

The Great Breakthrough and its Cause

Published by EH.NET (May 2001) Julian Simon, The Great Breakthrough and its Cause. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2000. x + 214 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN: 0-472-11097-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Paul Hohenberg, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Julian Simon, who died in 1998 just before finishing the manuscript that became the book […]

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 […]

The Origins and Economic Impact of the First Bank of the United States, 1791-1797

Published by EH.NET (May 2001) David J. Cowen, The Origins and Economic Impact of the First Bank of the United States, 1791-1797. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 2000. xxix + 323 pp. $70 (hardback), ISBN: 0-8153-3837-6. Reviewed for EH.NET by Edwin J. Perkins, Department of History, University of Southern California, Emeritus. Years ago, Stuart […]

Making Freedom Pay: North Carolina Freedpeople Working for Themselves, 1864-1900

Published by EH.NET (May 2001) Sharon Ann Holt, Making Freedom Pay: North Carolina Freedpeople Working for Themselves, 1864-1900. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2000. xxiii + 188 pp. $30 (cloth), ISBN:0-8203-2170-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Nancy Virts, Department of Economics, California State University, Northridge. In this well-written volume, Sharon Ann Holt uses the public […]

The Development of Modern Spain: An Economic History of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published by EH.NET (May 2001) Gabriel Tortella, The Development of Modern Spain: An Economic History of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000. xvi + 528 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-674-00094-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Vera Zamagni, Department of Economic Science, University of Bologna (Italy). This monograph by Gabriel Tortella (professor of […]