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The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression

Published by EH.Net (December 2013) Angus Burgin, The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. v + 303 pp. $30 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-674-05813-2. Reviewed for EH.Net by Ross B. Emmett. James Madison College, Michigan State University. Neo-liberalism has had several histories written recently. Daniel Stedman Jones (2012) linked […]

After Adam Smith: A Century of Transformation in Politics and Political Economy

Published by EH.NET (January 2010) Murray Milgate and Shannon C. Stimson, After Adam Smith: A Century of Transformation in Politics and Political Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009. x + 309 pp. $35 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-691-14037-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Donald E. Frey, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. The ambitious goal of Milgate […]

Building a Global Bank: The Transformation of Banco Santander

Published by EH.NET (January 2009) Mauro F. Guillen and Adrian Tschoegl, Building a Global Bank: The Transformation of Banco Santander. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. x + 280 pp. $35 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-691-13125-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Joseph M. Santos, Department of Economics, South Dakota State University. In Building a Global Bank, Mauro F. […]

When Washington Shut down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary Supremacy

Published by EH.NET (June 2007) William L. Silber, When Washington Shut down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary Supremacy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. xi + 217 pp. $28 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-691-12747-7. Reviewed for EH.Net by Jon Moen, Department of Economics, University of Mississippi. The financial crisis […]

Industrializing American Shipbuilding: The Transformation of Ship Design and Construction, 1820-1920

Published by EH.NET (November 2006) William H. Thiesen, Industrializing American Shipbuilding: The Transformation of Ship Design and Construction, 1820-1920. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2006. x + 302 pp. $55 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8130-2940-6. Review for EH.NET by Richard Sicotte, Department of Economics, University of Vermont. William H. Thiesen’s Industrializing American Shipbuilding is a carefully […]

American Railroads and the Transformation of the Ante-bellum Economy

Classic Reviews in Economic History Albert Fishlow, American Railroads and the Transformation of the Ante-bellum Economy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1965. xv + 452 pp. Review Essay by John Majewski, Department of History, University of California – Santa Barbara. Albert Fishlow and the Road to the New Economic History Albert Fishlow’s 1965 book, American […]

Economic Transformations: General Purpose Technologies and Long-term Economic Growth

Published by EH.NET (August 2006) Richard G. Lipsey, Kenneth I. Carlaw, and Clifford T. Bekar, Economic Transformations: General Purpose Technologies and Long-term Economic Growth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. xxi + 595 pp. $45 (paperback), ISBN: 0-19-929089-X. Reviewed for EH.NET by Joel Mokyr, Departments of Economics and History, Northwestern University. Richard G. Lipsey is one […]

From Prairie Farmer to Entrepreneur: The Transformation of Midwestern Agriculture

Published by EH.NET (February 2006) Dennis S. Nordin and Roy V. Scott, From Prairie Farmer to Entrepreneur: The Transformation of Midwestern Agriculture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. xvi + 376 pp. $65 (cloth), ISBN: 0-253-34571-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by David Danbom, Department of History, North Dakota State University. The changing nature of Midwestern agriculture is […]

The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord

Published by EH.NET (December 2005) Brian Donahue, The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. xx + 311 pp. $35 (cloth), ISBN: 0-300-09751-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Winifred Barr Rothenberg, Department of Economics, Tufts University. One bleak day in early spring I saw my neighbor, desperately ill […]

The Transformation of Scotland: The Economy since 1700

Published by EH.NET (August 2005) ? T.M. Devine, C.H. Lee and G.C. Peden, editors, The Transformation of Scotland: The Economy since 1700. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005. vi + 279 pp. ?17.95 (paperback), ISBN: 0-7486-1433-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Christopher A Whatley, Department of History, University of Dundee. This book will be welcomed by economic […]