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The Politics of Child Support in America

Published by EH.NET (March 2004) Jocelyn Elise Crowley, The Politics of Child Support in America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xiii + 217 pp. $65 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-82460-5; $23 (paperback), ISBN: 0-521-53511-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by Stephen T. Ziliak, School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University. In The Rhetoric of Reaction (1991) Albert O. Hirschman […]

For the Common Good? American Civic Life and the Golden Age of Fraternity

Published by EH.NET (February 2004) Jason Kaufman, For the Common Good? American Civic Life and the Golden Age of Fraternity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. x + 286 pp. $45 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-19-514858-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by David T. Beito, Department of History, University of Alabama. Jason Kaufman is a man on a mission. […]

Writing the Wrongs: Eva Valesh and the Rise of Labor Journalism

Published by EH.NET (October 2003) Elizabeth Faue, Writing the Wrongs: Eva Valesh and the Rise of Labor Journalism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002. xiv + 249 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8014-3461-0. Reviewed for EH.NET by Gerald Friedman, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Eva Valesh was different from most other women of […]

Strikebreaking and Intimidation: Mercenaries and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century America

Published by EH.NET (August 2003) Stephen H. Norwood, Strikebreaking and Intimidation: Mercenaries and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xii + 328 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8078-2705-3; $19.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-8078-5373-9. Reviewed for EH.NET by William A. Sundstrom, Department of Economics, Santa Clara University. Strikebreaking was a popular and […]

Child Labor: An American History

Published by EH.NET (July 2003) Hugh D. Hindman, Child Labor: An American History. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2002. xi + 431 pp. $83.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-7656-0935-5; $29.95 (paperback), ISBN: 0-7656-0936-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Carolyn Tuttle, Department of Economics and Business, Lake Forest College. Although children had worked in the yeoman household with their families, […]

The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy

Published by EH.NET (January 2003) Joel Mokyr, The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002. xiii + 376 pp. $35 (cloth), ISBN: 0-691-09483-7. Review Essay by B. Zorina Khan, Department of Economics, Bowdoin College. The Gifts of Athena begins with an epigraph from Robert Hooke, a celebrated […]

The Economics of the British Stage, 1800-1914

Published by EH.NET (July 2002) Tracy C. Davis, The Economics of the British Stage, 1800-1914. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xvii + 506 pp. $80 (hardback), ISBN: 0-521-571115-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Pam Pilbeam, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London. This book is an investigation into how British theaters paid […]

Defining Global Justice: The History of U.S. International Labor Standards Policy

Published by EH.NET (March 2002) Edward C. Lorenz, Defining Global Justice: The History of U.S. International Labor Standards Policy. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001. x + 318 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-268-02550-09; $27.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-268-02551-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Mark Perlman, Department of Economics, Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh. Defining Global […]

The Virtuous Marketplace: Women and Men, Money and Politics in Paris, 1830-1870

Published by EH.NET (May 2001) Victoria E. Thompson, The Virtuous Marketplace: Women and Men, Money and Politics in Paris, 1830-1870. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. viii + 229 pp. $32 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8018-6414-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Jonathan J. Liebowitz, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Professor Thompson, of the History […]