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Receiving Erin’s Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) F. Matthew Gallman, Receiving Erin’s Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. xii + 306 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-8078-4845-X; $55 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8078-2534-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Raymond L. Cohn, Department of Economics, Illinois State University. Gallman (currently […]

Monopolies in America: Empire Builders and Their Enemies from Jay Gould to Bill Gates

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) Charles R. Geisst, Monopolies in America: Empire Builders and Their Enemies from Jay Gould to Bill Gates. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. x + 355 pp. $30 (cloth), ISBN: 0-19-512301-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Werner Troesken, Departments of History and Economics, University of Pittsburgh. Monopolies in America by Charles […]

The London Stock Exchange: A History

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) Ranald C. Michie, The London Stock Exchange: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. xiii + 672 pp. $110 (cloth), ISBN: 0-19-829508-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Larry Neal, Department of Economics, University of Illinois. Among financial historians, it is now commonplace to regard the emergence of today’s global capital market […]

Living with the Century

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) Alec Cairncross, Living with the Century. Fife: iynx, 1998. xvi + 320 pp. $50 (cloth), ISBN: 0-9535413-0-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Neil Rollings, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, and Department of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow. Before I start this review I should make it clear that […]

Europe in the International Economy, 1500-2000

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) Derek H. Aldcroft and Anthony Sutcliffe, editors, Europe in the International Economy, 1500-2000, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1999. xi + 289 pp. $90 (cloth), ISBN: 1-85898-670-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Karl Gunnar Persson, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen. This volume carries an endorsement on the book jacket by Peter […]

Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) Kevin H. O’Rourke and Jeffrey G. Williamson. Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999. xii + 343 pp. $47.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-262-15049-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Marvin McInnis, Department of Economics, Queen’s University, Canada. For almost a decade Jeffrey Williamson, in collaboration […]

From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967

Published by EH.NET (August 1, 2000) David T. Beito, From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. xv + 320 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8078-2531-x; $24.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-8078-4841-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by J. C. Herbert Emery, Department of Economics, University of […]

The Japanese Economic System and Its Historical Origins

Published by EH.NET (August 1, 2000) ? Tetsuji Okazaki and Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara, editors, The Japanese Economic System and Its Historical Origins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. x + 294 pp. $78 (cloth), ISBN: 0-19-828901-4 Reviewed for EH.NET by Jennifer Frankl, Department of Economics, Williams College. This book is the result of a joint research project […]

The British Economy since 1945: Engaging with the Debate

Published by EH.NET (July 1, 2000) Roger Middleton, The British Economy since 1945: Engaging with the Debate. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. xix + 198 pp. $49.95 (hardcover), ISBN 0-312-22862-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Alan Booth, Department of History, University of Exeter. This is another textbook treatment of British economic performance since 1945 in […]

Debating Slavery: Economy and Society in the Antebellum American South

Published by EH.NET (July 1, 2000) Mark M. Smith, Debating Slavery: Economy and Society in the Antebellum American South. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xii + 117 pp. $39.95 (hardback), 0-521-57158-8; $11.95 (paperback), ISBN: 0-521-57158-8. Reviewed by James R. Irwin, Department of Economics, Central Michigan University. This book is something between a textbook and an […]