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It Didn’t Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States

Published by EH.NET (April 2001) Seymour Martin Lipset and Gary Marks, It Didn’t Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States. New York and London: W. W. Norton, 2000. 379 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-393-04098-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Eric Rauchway, Modern History Faculty, Oxford University. Although Seymour Martin Lipset is now employed by […]

The Cambridge Economic History of the United States, Volume III: The Twentieth Century

Published by EH.NET (March 2001) ? Stanley L. Engerman and Robert E. Gallman, editors, The Cambridge Economic History of the United States, Volume III: The Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. vii + 1190 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-55308-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Gary Libecap, Department of Economics, University of Arizona. This is, […]

Banking Panics of the Gilded Age

Published by EH.NET (March 2001) ? Elmus Wicker, Banking Panics of the Gilded Age. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xvii + 160 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-77023-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Frank Steindl, Department of Economics, Oklahoma State University. Elmus Wicker’s fascinating new book on banking panics is an imaginative investigation into the 1873, […]

The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation

Published by EH.NET (March 2001) Michael Perelman, The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000. 412 pp. $22,95 (paper), ISBN: 0-8223-2491-1; $64.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8223-2454-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Gregory Clark, Department of Economics, University of California-Davis. One of our popular diversions here […]

The Global Cigarette: Origins and Evolution of British American Tobacco, 1880-1945

Published by EH.NET (March 2001) Howard Cox, The Global Cigarette: Origins and Evolution of British American Tobacco, 1880-1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xxii + 401. ISBN 0-19-829221-X, ?35. Reviewed for EH.NET by Geoffrey Tweedale, Manchester Metropolitan University. Global Cigarette charts the history of modern cigarette production from its origins in the 1880s through […]

Landscape with Figures: A History of Art Dealing in the United States

Published by EH.NET (February 2001) Malcolm Goldstein, Landscape with Figures: A History of Art Dealing in the United States. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xvi + 370 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-19-513673-X Reviewed for EH.NET by David W. Galenson, Department of Economics, University of Chicago. The subtitle of Landscape with Figures declares it to be […]

Selling Themselves: The Emergence of Canadian Advertising

Published by EH.NET (February 2001) Russell Johnston. Selling Themselves: The Emergence of Canadian Advertising. Toronto, Buffalo and London: University of Toronto Press, 2001. viii + 355 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8020-4495-6. Reviewed for EH.NET by George Emery, Department of History, University of Western Ontario. Russell Johnston is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications, Popular […]

Designing a New America: the Origins of New Deal Planning, 1890-1943

Published by EH.NET (February 2001) Patrick D. Reagan, Designing a New America: the Origins of New Deal Planning, 1890-1943 . University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. Pp. xii + 362. ISBN 1-55849-230-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by Jim Tomlinson, Brunel University, London. This book provides a detailed account of the evolution of the movement for national planning […]

Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India

Published by EH.NET (February 2001) Tirthankar Roy, Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. xi + 252 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-65012-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Susan Wolcott, Department of Economics, University of Mississippi. This new book by Tirthankar Roy of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay […]