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Volume 96, issue 3, 2022

Related Investing: Family Networks, Gender, and Shareholding in Antebellum New England Corporations pp. 487-524 Downloads
B. Zorina Khan
The Rise and Fall of George Frederic Augustus II: The Central American, Caribbean, and Atlantic Life of a Miskitu King, 1805–1824 pp. 525-558 Downloads
Damian Clavel
Trademarks as “Global Merchants of Skill”: The Dynamics of the Japanese Match Industry, 1860s–1930s pp. 559-588 Downloads
Teresa da Silva Lopes and Shin Tomita
Plan Calcul: France's National Information Technology Ambition and Instrument of National Independence pp. 589-613 Downloads
Laureen Kuo
Why Do Unsuccessful Companies Survive? U.S. Airlines, Aircraft Leasing, and GE, 2000–2008 pp. 615-642 Downloads
Gishan Dissanaike, Ranadeva Jayasekera and Geoff Meeks
Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States pp. 647-652 Downloads
Naomi R. Lamoreaux
Capitalism: The Story behind the Word. By Michael Sonenscher. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2022. 248 pp. Illustrations, index. Hardcover, $27.95. ISBN: 978-0-69123-720-6 pp. 653-655 Downloads
Oliver Cussen
Pliny's Roman Economy: Natural History, Innovation, and Growth. By Richard P. Saller. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2022. 216 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, $35.00. ISBN: 978-0-69122-954-6 pp. 655-658 Downloads
Robert Fredona
Jurists and Jurisprudence in Medieval Italy: Texts and Contexts. By Osvaldo Cavallar and Julius Kirshner. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. 896 pp. Glossary, appendixes, index. Hardcover, $131.00. ISBN: 978-1-4875-0748-0 pp. 658-661 Downloads
Sophus A. Reinert
Englishmen at Sea: Labor and the Nation at the Dawn of Empire, 1570–1630. By Eleanor Hubbard. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021. xiv + 349 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $38.00. ISBN: 978-0-300-24612-4 pp. 661-663 Downloads
Thomas M. Truxes
Outsourcing Empire: How Company-States Made the Modern World. By Andrew Phillips and J. C. Sharman. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. 272 pp. Maps, references, index. Hardcover, $45.00. ISBN: 978-0-69120-351-5 pp. 664-666 Downloads
Karolina Hutková
Chinese Hinterland Capitalism and Shanxi Piaohao: Banking, State, and Family, 1720–1910. By Luman Wang. London: Routledge, 2021. 208 pp. Hardcover, $160.00. ISBN: 9-780-36745-809-6 pp. 666-668 Downloads
Matthew Lowenstein
A Global History of Co-operative Business. By Greg Patmore and Nikola Balnave. London and New York: Routledge, 2018. x + 248 pp. References, index. Paperback, $46.95. ISBN: 978-1-13819-149-5 pp. 668-671 Downloads
Abby Spinak
Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads: Technological Change and the Future of Politics. By Carles Boix. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 272 pp. Notes, references, index. Hardcover, $27.95. ISBN: 978-0-69119-098-3 pp. 672-674 Downloads
Kathryn Steen
Accounting for the Fall of Silver: Hedging Currency Risk in Long-Distance Trade with Asia, 1870–1913. By Michael Schiltz. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 224 pp. Figures, tables, appendices, references, index. Hardcover, $94.00. ISBN: 978-0-19886-502-5 pp. 675-677 Downloads
Austin Dean
Histoire de la Société générale: Volume I, 1864–1890: Naissance d'une banque [Birth of a Bank]. By Hubert Bonin. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2006. 723 pp. Index, notes, appendix, tables. Paper, €68.47. ISBN: 2-600-01038-6. - Histoire de la Société générale: Tome II:, 1890-1914: Une grande banque française [A Major French Bank], Volume I, La Société générale, banque de dépôts et d’épargne: une grande firme tertiaire [Deposit and Savings Bank: A Large Tertiary Firm], and Volume II, Puissance et risques de la banque d’entrerpise et d’investissement [Power and Risks of Corporate and Investment Banking]. By Hubert Bonin. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2019. 1,130 pp. Hardcover, €80.00. ISBN: 978-2-60005-872-8 pp. 677-680 Downloads
Eric Godelier
Historia empresarial en América Latina: Temas, debates y problemas [Business History in Latin America: Topics, Debates, and Problems]. Edited by Andrea Lluch, Martín Monsalve Zanatti, and Marcelo Bucheli. Lima: Universidad del Pacífico; Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes, 2021. 335 pp + 30 photos. Hardcover, S/ 50.00. ISBN: 978-958-774-982-3 pp. 680-683 Downloads
Jairo Campuzano-Hoyos
Sovereign Entrepreneurs: Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of Economic Sovereignty. By Courtney Lewis. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 312 pp. Illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, $99.00. ISBN: 978-1-4696-4858-3 pp. 683-685 Downloads
Christopher Arris Oakley
Iran in Motion: Mobility, Space, and the Trans-Iranian Railway. By Mikiya Koyagi. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2021. 296 pp. Hardcover, $65.00. ISBN: 978-1-5036-131-33 pp. 686-688 Downloads
Elisabeth Köll
Tata: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism. By Mircea Raianu. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021. 304 pp. Photographs, appendix, notes, index. Hardcover, $39.95. ISBN: 978-0-67498-451-6 pp. 688-690 Downloads
Chinmay Tumbe
London Couture and the Making of a Fashion Centre. By Michelle Jones. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2022. 320 pp. Illustrations, notes, index. Hardcover, $30.00. ISBN: 978-0-262-04657-2 pp. 690-693 Downloads
Véronique Pouillard
Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany's Wealthiest Dynasties. By David de Jong. Boston: Mariner Books, 2022. 400 pp. Hardcover, $28.99. Maps, appendix, notes, index. ISBN: 978-1-32849-788-8 pp. 693-695 Downloads
Christian Marx
The Bretton Woods Agreements: Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents. Edited by Naomi Lamoreaux and Ian Shapiro. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 504 pp. Illustrations, glossary, index. Paperback, $29.50. ISBN: 978-0-30023-679-8 pp. 695-698 Downloads
Jeremy Green
The World That Latin America Created: The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in the Development Era. By Margarita Fajardo. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2022. 296 pp. Photographs, notes, index. Hardcover, $39.95. ISBN: 978-0-67426-049-8 pp. 698-701 Downloads
Leslie Elliott Armijo
Havoc and Reform: Workplace Disasters in Modern America. By James P. Kraft. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021. 272 pp. Notes, index. Hardcover, $54.95. ISBN: 978-1-42144-057-6 pp. 701-703 Downloads
Melanie Sheehan
Dream Super-Express: A Cultural History of the World's First Bullet Train. By Jessamyn R. Abel. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2022. 304 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, $90.00. ISBN: 978-1-50361-038-5 pp. 704-706 Downloads
Kate McDonald

Volume 96, issue 2, 2022

Introductory Note: Franco Amatori and Comparative Business History pp. 237-244 Downloads
Andrea Colli and Andrea Lluch
Reframing Chinese Business History pp. 245-287 Downloads
Adam K. Frost
Mexico's Business and Entrepreneurship in the Era of Nationalism pp. 289-324 Downloads
Aurora Gómez Galvarriato and Gabriela Recio Cavazos
Recent Trends in the Business History of Russia: The Blurry Borders of the Discipline pp. 325-351 Downloads
Valentina Fava and Volodymyr Kulikov
The Emergence of the Swiss Tax Haven, 1816–1914 pp. 353-372 Downloads
Sébastien Guex
Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Female Entrepreneurs in Colombia since 1990 pp. 373-397 Downloads
Carlos Dávila and Andrea Lluch
Globalization, Cities, and Firms in Twentieth-Century India pp. 399-423 Downloads
Chinmay Tumbe
Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy pp. 433-439 Downloads
Robert Fredona
Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe. By Judith Herrin. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. xxxvi + 537 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, index. Paperback, $21.95. ISBN: 978-0-691-15343-8 pp. 441-443 Downloads
William Caferro
Transforming Inner Mongolia: Commerce, Migration, and Colonization on the Qing Frontier. By Yi Wang. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. 354 pp. Figures, maps, tables, bibliography, glossary, index. Hardcover, $105. ISBN: 978-1-53814-607-1 pp. 443-446 Downloads
Matthew Lowenstein
Porcelain: A History from the Heart of Europe. By Suzanne L. Marchand. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. 544 pp. Illustrations, tables, notes, bibliography, index. Paperback, $24.95. ISBN: 978-0-691-20423-9 pp. 446-448 Downloads
Catherine Casson
Transithandel. Geld- und Warenströme im globalen Kapitalismus [Merchanting Trade: Capital Flows and Commerce in Global Capitalism]. By Lea Haller. Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2019. 512 pp. Notes, bibliography. Paperback, EUR 20.00. ISBN 978-3-518-12731-5 pp. 448-451 Downloads
Sabrina Sigel
Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865–1941. By Jessica M. Kim. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. xiii + 282 pp. Illustrations, map, table, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Paperback, $27.95. ISBN: 978-1-4696-6624-2 pp. 451-453 Downloads
Lawrence Culver
The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire. Edited by Christof Dejung, David Motadel, and Jürgen Osterhammel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 400 pp. Illustrations, index. Paperback, $29.95. ISBN: 978-0-691-17734-2 pp. 453-456 Downloads
Michael Zakim
Hollywood's Embassies: How Movie Theaters Projected American Power around the World. By Ross Melnick. New York: Columbia University Press, 2022. 528 pp. Notes, index. Paperback, $35.00. ISBN: 978-0-231-20151-3 pp. 456-458 Downloads
Klaus Dodds
Selling the Sights: The Invention of the Tourist in American Culture. By Will B. Mackintosh. New York: NYU Press, 2019. 272 pp. Illustrations, notes, index. Hardcover, $35.00. ISBN: 978-1-4798-8937-2 pp. 459-461 Downloads
Henry Knight Lozano
Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order. By Stefan J. Link. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. 316 pp. Hardcover, $39.95. Notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0-691-17754-0 pp. 461-464 Downloads
Spencer Tompkins
Why the New Deal Matters. By Eric Rauchway. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021. 232 pp. Notes, index. Paperback, $16.00. ISBN 978-0-300-26483-8 pp. 464-466 Downloads
Kiran Klaus Patel
Monetary War and Peace: London, Washington, Paris, and the Tripartite Agreement of 1936. By Max Harris. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. xiii + 279 pp. Appendixes, index. Hardcover, C$126.95. ISBN: 978-1-108-48495-4 pp. 466-469 Downloads
Adrien Faudot
A Full-Value Ruble: The Promise of Prosperity in the Postwar Soviet Union. By Kristy Ironside. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021. 320 pp. Photographs, illustrations, glossary, appendixes, notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, $45.00. ISBN: 978-0-67425-164-9 pp. 469-472 Downloads
David Woodruff
Designing One Nation: The Politics of Economic Culture and Trade in Divided Germany. By Katrin Schreiter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 289 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, $55.00. ISBN: 978-0-19087-727-9 pp. 472-474 Downloads
Dolores L. Augustine
Made in Hong Kong: Transpacific Networks and a New History of Globalization. By Peter E. Hamilton. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. xv + 419 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. Paperback, $35.00, ISBN: 978-0-231-18485-4 pp. 474-477 Downloads
Priscilla Roberts
Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service. By Philip F. Rubio. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020. xiv + 290 pp. Illustrations, appendixes, notes, bibliography, index. Paperback, $29.95. ISBN: 978-1-4696-5546-8 pp. 477-480 Downloads
Cameron Blevins
Austerity: When It Works and When It Doesn't. By Alberto Alesina, Carlo Favero, and Francesco Giavazzi. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 296 pp. Notes, references, index. Paperback, $22.95. ISBN: 978-0-69120-863-3 pp. 480-482 Downloads
Florian Schui
Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise. By Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 248 pp. Figures, tables, appendix, notes, index. Cloth, $27.50. ISBN: 9-780-22673-952-6 pp. 482-484 Downloads
Elena Meyer-Clement

Volume 96, issue 1, 2022

Introduction: Standards and the Global Economy pp. 3-15 Downloads
JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy
Men of Science and Standards: Introducing the Metric System in Nineteenth-Century Brazil pp. 17-45 Downloads
Anne G. Hanley
Inching toward Modernity: Industrial Standards and the Fate of the Metric System in the United States pp. 47-76 Downloads
Stephen Mihm
CE Marking, Business, and European Market Integration pp. 77-108 Downloads
Grace Ballor
The Business of Internetworking: Standards, Start-Ups, and Network Effects pp. 109-144 Downloads
Andrew L. Russell, James L. Pelkey and Loring Robbins
Making Food Standard: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Standards of Identity, 1930s–1960s pp. 145-176 Downloads
Xaq Frohlich
Comment pp. 177-188 Downloads
Margaret B. W. Graham
Intellectual Property and National Economies pp. 195-200 Downloads
Lee Vinsel
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America. By Marcia Chatelain. New York: Liveright, 2020. 336 pp. Hardcover, $28.95. ISBN: 978-1-63149-394-2 pp. 201-203 Downloads
LaShawn Harris
Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership. By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. xiv + 349 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $30.00. ISBN: 978-1-469-65366-2 pp. 203-206 Downloads
A. Mechele Dickerson
The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750–1850: Economy, Empire and Business. By Karolina Hutková. Woodbridge, U.K.: Boydell Press, 2019. xii + 257 pp. Illustrations, maps, appendixes, bibliography. Hardcover, $120.00. ISBN: 978-1-783-27394-2 pp. 206-208 Downloads
Jagjeet Lally
Come l'acqua e il sangue: Le origini medievali del pensiero economico. By Giacomo Todeschini. Rome: Caricci editore, 2021. 336 pp. Paperback, Price, €27,55 ISBN: 978-8-82900-500-0 pp. 208-211 Downloads
Robert Fredona
More: A History of the World Economy from the Iron Age to the Information Age. By Philip Coggan. New York: PublicAffairs, 2020. 496 pp. Illustrations. Hardcover, $34.00. ISBN: 978-1-6103-9983-8 pp. 211-213 Downloads
Tom J. Cinq-Mars
Caliphs and Merchants: Cities and Economies of Power in the Near East (700–950). By Fanny Bessard. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 400 pp. Illustrations, maps. Hardcover, $115.00. ISBN: 978-0-198-85582-8 pp. 213-215 Downloads
J. G. Manning
The Corsairs of Saint-Malo: Network Organization of a Merchant Elite under the Ancien Régime. By Henning Hillmann. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. xii + 322 pp. Figures, tables, notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover: $140.00. ISBN: 9780231180382 pp. 216-218 Downloads
Oliver Cussen
From Taverns to Gastropubs: Food, Drink, and Sociality in England. By Christel Lane. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 229 pp. Tables, appendixes, notes. Cloth $47.95. ISBN: 978-0-198-82618-7 pp. 218-220 Downloads
Jeffrey M. Pilcher
A History of the British Lubricants Industry. By Timothy J. Hill. Chesterfield: Merton Priory Press, 2018. 527 pp. Illustrations. Hardcover, £50.00. ISBN: 978-1-898-93781-4 pp. 221-222 Downloads
Francesco Gerali
Varieties of Family Business: Germany and the United States, Past and Present. By Hartmut Berghoff and Ingo Köhler. Frankfurt and New York: Campus Verlag, 2021. 312 pp. Illustrations, tables, figures. Paperback, $49.00. ISBN: 978-3-593-51246-4 pp. 223-225 Downloads
Felix Selgert
City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York. Edited by Joshua B. Freeman. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. x + 248 pp. Illustrations. Hardcover, $40.00. ISBN: 978-0-231-19192-0 pp. 225-227 Downloads
Robert W. Snyder
The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America. By Gabriel Winant. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021. 368 pp. Photographs, illustrations, maps, tables. Hardcover, $35.00. ISBN: 978-0-674-23809-1 pp. 227-230 Downloads
Andrew T. Simpson
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Power, Profits, and Productivity in Modern America. By Samuel Evan Milner. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021. xi + 329 pp. Tables, notes, index. Cloth, $55.00. ISBN: 978-0-300-25734-2 pp. 230-232 Downloads
David L. Stebenne
Seeing Silicon Valley: Life inside a Fraying America. By Mary Beth Meehan and Fred Turner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021. 112 pp. Photographs. Paper, $25.00. ISBN: 978-0-2267-8648-3 pp. 232-234 Downloads
Jeannette Alden Estruth
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