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Cotton and Race in the Making of America: The Human Costs of Economic Power

Published by EH.NET (March 2010) Gene Dattel, Cotton and Race in the Making of America: The Human Costs of Economic Power. Chicago: Ivan Dee, 2009. xiv + 416 pp. $29 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-56663-747-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Melinda Miller, Department of Economics, U.S. Naval Academy. Gene Dattel, an independent scholar with a background in the […]

A Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton

Published by EH.NET (January 2010) James Ballowe, A Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton. Dekalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009. xv + 302 pp. $29 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-87580-398-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Howard R. Stanger, Department of Management and Marketing, Canisius College The life of entrepreneur Joy Morton (1855-1934) was […]

Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History

Published by EH.NET (May 2009) Vincent Barnett and Joachim Zweynert, editors, Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008. xviii + 198 pp. $100 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-7546-6149-8 Reviewed for EH.NET by Warren J. Samuels, Department of Economics, Michigan State University. This collection of neatly-defined and well-structured interpretive essays illustrates how written histories […]

The Race between Education and Technology

Published by EH.NET (November 2008) Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz, The Race between Education and Technology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. vii + 488 pp. $40 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-674-02867-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Peter H. Lindert, Department of Economics, University of California ? Davis. Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz have produced a definitive […]

Keynes and His Battles

Published by EH.NET (August 2008) Gilles Dostaler, Keynes and His Battles. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2007. vi + 374 pp. $160 (cloth), ISBN: 978-1-85898-266-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by M. G. Hayes, Homerton College, University of Cambridge. This book sets out to be a study of Keynes militant, neither a full biography nor a study of […]

Female Labour Power: Women Workers’ Influence on Business Practices in the British and American Cotton Industries, 1780-1860

Published by EH.NET (June 2008) Janet Greenlees, Female Labour Power: Women Workers’ Influence on Business Practices in the British and American Cotton Industries, 1780-1860. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2007. xx + 244 pp. ?55/$100 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-7546-4050-9. Reviewed for EH.NET by Pamela J. Nickless, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina-Asheville. Janet Greenlees’ goal in this […]

A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World

Published by EH.NET (March 2008) Gregory Clark, A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. xii + 420 pp. $30 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-691-12135-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Robert A. Margo, Department of Economics, Boston University. “Big Think” refers to the genre of economic history that asks […]

Global Migration and the World Economy: Two Centuries of Policy and Performance

Published by EH.NET (June 2007) Timothy J. Hatton and Jeffrey G. Williamson, Global Migration and the World Economy: Two Centuries of Policy and Performance. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006. xi + 471 pp. $50 (cloth), ISBN: 0-262-08342-6. Reviewed for EH.NET by Drew Keeling, Department of History, University of Zurich. For decades, scholars of modern cross-border […]

The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution

Published by EH.NET (May 2007) Marla R. Miller, The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006. xiv + 302 pp. $25 (paperback), ISBN: 1-55849-545-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Gloria L. Main, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder. The title, The Needle’s Eye, may make […]

Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History.

120 1024×768 Normal 0 false false false EN-US ZH-CN AR-SA Published by EH.NET (May 2009) Vincent Barnett and Joachim Zweynert, editors, Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008. xviii + 198 pp. $100 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-7546-6149-8 Reviewed for EH.NET by Warren J. Samuels, Department of Economics, Michigan State University. ? This […]