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The Fireproof Building: Technology and Public Safety in the Nineteenth-Century American City

Published by EH.NET (November 2000) Sara E. Wermiel, The Fireproof Building: Technology and Public Safety in the Nineteenth-Century American City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. 301 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8018-6311-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by James B. McSwain, Department of History, Tuskegee University. Sara E. Wermiel, historian of technology and city planner, has produced […]

Petroleum and Public Safety: Risk Management in the Gulf South, 1901-2015

Published by EH.Net (November 2018) James B. McSwain, Petroleum and Public Safety: Risk Management in the Gulf South, 1901-2015. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2018. xxii + 368 pp., $55 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-8071-6912-4. Reviewed for EH.Net by Mark Aldrich, Department of Economics, Smith College.   The primary focus of this book is the development of regulations […]

The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community

Published by EH.NET (March 2008) Stephen A. Marglin, The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. xvi + 359 pp. $35 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-674-02654-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Eric Jones, Melbourne Business School. This is an exceptionally learned, uncompromisingly contrarian critique of markets and economics by a […]

A Culture of Credit: Embedding Trust and Transparency in American Business

Published by EH.NET (July 2007) Rowena Olegario, A Culture of Credit: Embedding Trust and Transparency in American Business. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. xiv + 274 pp. $40 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-674-02340-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Brandon Dupont, Department of Economics, Western Washington University. In A Culture of Credit, Rowena Olegario traces the development of […]

A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism

Published by EH.Net (September 2023). Nelson Lichtenstein and Judith Stein. A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023. 525 pp. $39.95 (hardback), ISBN 978-0691245508. Reviewed for EH.Net by James K. Galbraith, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.   This […]

Colonial Ports, Global Trade, and the Roots of the American Revolution, 1700–1776

Published by EH.Net (September 2023). Jeremy Land. Colonial Ports, Global Trade, and the Roots of the American Revolution, 1700–1776. Leiden: Brill, 2023. xiv + 239 pp. $134 (hardback), ISBN 978-9004542693. Reviewed for EH.Net by Benjamin L. Carp, Department of History, Brooklyn College.   Most students of the American Revolution have a sense that the northern […]

C. Vann Woodward: America’s Historian

Published by EH.Net (July 2023). James C. Cobb. C. Vann Woodward: America’s Historian. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2022. 490 pp. $37.50 (hardcover). ISBN978-1469670218. Reviewed for EH.Net by Peter A. Coclanis, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.   Any shortlist of the greatest American historians of the twentieth century would include C. Vann Woodward. […]

Poster Session

2021 EHA Annual Meeting – Tucson, Arizona – October 29-31 Poster Session Location: Turquoise III Times: Friday 12:45-5:00pm; Saturday 8:30am-5:15pm Note: Graduate student posters will be available in Turquoise III most of the day Friday and all-day Saturday. Please visit and discuss these posters with the students. Students will be present for discussion during breaks […]

Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past

Published by EH.Net (May 2019) Gary B. Gorton and Ellis W. Tallman, Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. x + 234 pp. $45 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-226-47951-4. Reviewed for EH.Net by Sriya Anbil, Division of Monetary Affairs, Federal Reserve Board of Governors — and Angela Vossmeyer, Department of Economics, […]