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Volume 95, issue 3, 2021

“Carl Laemmle Presents”: A Story of Political and Cultural Risk in Germany, 1917–1934 pp. 375-421 Downloads
Jeffrey Fear and Cristina Stanca-Mustea
The Informational Economy of Vaudeville and the Business of American Entertainment pp. 423-446 Downloads
Samuel E. Backer
Advertisers and American Broadcasting: From Institutional Sponsorship to the Creative Revolution pp. 447-481 Downloads
Cynthia B. Meyers
Emboldening and Contesting Gender and Skin Color Stereotypes in the Film Industry in India, 1947–1991 pp. 483-515 Downloads
Sudev Sheth, Geoffrey Jones and Morgan Spencer
The Development of the Casino Industry in Chile pp. 517-541 Downloads
Juan Ricardo Nazer and Manuel Llorca-Jaña
Innovation in the British Video Game Industry since 1978 pp. 543-567 Downloads
Denise Tsang
The Authorized Version: The Recent Installment in the History of the Bank of England pp. 571-574 Downloads
Ranald Michie
Moving Violations: Automobiles, Experts, and Regulations in the United States. By Lee Vinsel. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. 424 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, $64.95. ISBN: 978-1-4214-2965-6 pp. 575-577 Downloads
Sarah Frohardt-Lane
The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era. By Ronald W. Schatz. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2021. 344 pp. Photographs, bibliography, index. Paperback, $29.95. ISBN: 978-0-252-08559-8 pp. 577-580 Downloads
Samir Sonti
Chicago's Industrial Decline: The Failure of Redevelopment, 1920–1975. By Robert Lewis. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. xi + 256 pp. Figures, tables, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-5017-5262-9 pp. 580-582 Downloads
John McDonald
Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South. By Scott R. Huffard. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. xviii + 324 pp. Illustrations. Cloth, $90.00. ISBN: 978-1-4696-5280-1 pp. 582-584 Downloads
Lindsay Schakenbach Regele
Provincializing Global History: Money, Ideas, and Things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830. By James Livesay. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. 224 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, $45.00. ISBN 978-0-3002-3716-0 pp. 585-587 Downloads
Gregory Smaldone
Taking Flight: The Foundations of American Commercial Aviation, 1918–1938. By M. Houston Johnson V. Centennial of Flight Series, no. 21. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2019. x + 287 pp. Photographs, bibliography, index. Cloth, $45.00. ISBN: 978-1-62349-721-7 pp. 587-590 Downloads
Richard Byers
Vernacular Industrialism in China: Local Innovation and Translated Technologies in the Making of a Cosmetics Empire, 1900–1940. By Eugenia Lean. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. 416 pp. Glossary, notes, references, index. Hardcover, $65.00. ISBN: 978-0-231-19348-1 pp. 590-593 Downloads
Fei-Hsien Wang
Le Crédit agricole (1951–2001): De la banque des campagnes à la banque universelle. By Hubert Bonin. Geneva: Droz, 2020. 472 pp. Figures, tables, index. Cloth, €39.00. ISBN: 978-2-600-06068-4 pp. 593-596 Downloads
Eric Godelier
Poppies, Politics, and Power: Afghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy. By James Tharin Bradford. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. xii + 281 pp. Illustrations. Paperback, $30.95. ISBN: 978-1-5017-3976-7 pp. 596-599 Downloads
Maximilian Drephal
Lost Glory: India's Capitalism Story. By Sumit K. Majumdar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. xx + 308 pp. Appendices. Hardcover, $44.95. ISBN: 978-0-1996-4199-4 pp. 599-601 Downloads
Tirthankar Roy
Market Maoists: The Communist Origins of China's Capitalist Ascent. By Jason M. Kelly. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021. 320 pp. Illustrations, map, notes, index. Hardcover, $39.95. ISBN: 978-0-674-98649-7 pp. 601-604 Downloads
Philip Thai
Bankrupt in America: A History of Debtors, Their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century. By Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Bradley A. Hansen. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 224 pp. Drawings, tables, notes, index. Cloth, $55.00. ISBN: 978-0-226-67956-3 pp. 604-606 Downloads
Nicholas Foster
Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion. By Steve Fraser. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 304 pp. Hardcover, $25.00. ISBN: 978-0-300-22150-3 pp. 606-608 Downloads
Lisa M. Fine
Crap: A History of Cheap Stuff in America. By Wendy A. Woloson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 416 pages. Illustrations, notes, index. Cloth, $29.99. ISBN: 978-0-226-66435-4 pp. 609-611 Downloads
Jan Logemann
Time for Things: Labor, Leisure, and the Rise of Mass Consumption. By Stephen D. Rosenberg. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021. 368 pp. Illustrations, tables. Hardcover, $49.95. ISBN: 978-0-674-97951-2 pp. 611-613 Downloads
Chris Rojek
First Responders: Inside the U.S. Strategy for Fighting the 2007–2009 Global Financial Crisis. Edited by Ben S. Bernanke, Timothy F. Geithner, and Henry M. Paulson Jr., New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. xxi + 596 pp. Illustrations, tables, index. Hardcover, $37.50. ISBN 978-0-300-24444-1 pp. 614-616 Downloads
Wyatt Wells
After the Crash: Financial Crises and Regulatory Responses. Edited by Sharyn O'Halloran and Thomas Groll. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. xiv + 415 pp. Figures, tables, appendices, references, notes, index. Cloth, $35.00. ISBN: 978-0-231-19284-2 pp. 616-619 Downloads
Mark H. Rose
The Banks Did It: An Anatomy of the Financial Crisis. By Neil Fligstein. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021. xvi + 315 pp. Illustrations, tables, notes, references, index. Hardcover, $39.95. ISBN: 978-0-674-24935-6 pp. 620-622 Downloads
Per H. Hansen
Big Business in America: The Corporate Century, 1900–2000. By Thomas J. Dorich. New York: Lexington Books, 2021. 346 pp. Hardcover, $120.00. ISBN: 978-1-4985-9597-1 pp. 622-624 Downloads
Joshua Specht
Investment Treaties and the Legal Imagination: How Foreign Investors Play by Their Own Rules. By Nicolás M. Perrone. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. xv + 242 pp. Hardcover, $99.00. ISBN: 978-0-19-886214-7 pp. 624-627 Downloads
Sabine Pitteloud

Volume 95, issue 2, 2021

Unlimiting Unlimited Liability: Legal Equality for Swedish Banks with Alternative Shareholder Liability Regimes, 1897–1903 pp. 193-218 Downloads
Seán Kenny and Anders Ögren
The Italian State's Active Support for the Aeronautical Industry: The Case of the Caproni Group, 1910–1951 pp. 219-247 Downloads
Francesca Fauri
The Cost and Evolution of Quality at Cipla Ltd., 1935–2016 pp. 249-274 Downloads
Muhammad H. Zaman and Tarun Khanna
Making Vitasoy “Local” in Post-World War II Hong Kong: Traditionalizing Modernity, Engineering Progress, Nurturing Aspirations pp. 275-300 Downloads
John D. Wong
Global Banks and Latin American Dictators, 1974–1982 pp. 301-332 Downloads
Carlo Edoardo Altamura
From Property Rights to Liberty Rights: We the Corporations, A Review Essay pp. 335-340 Downloads
Laura Phillips Sawyer
Milton Friedman and Economic Debate in the United States, 1932–1972. 2 Vols. By Edward Nelson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. Vol. 1: xviii + 737 pp. Illustrations, tables, bibliography, index. Cloth $50.00. ISBN: 978-0-226-68377-5. Vol. 2: xiv + 587 pp. Illustrations, tables, bibliography, index. Cloth $50.00. ISBN: 978-0-226-68489-5 pp. 341-343 Downloads
Peter Rousseau
The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America. By Jack Kelly. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2018. 308 pp. Maps, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $28.99. ISBN: 978-1-250-12886-7 pp. 343-346 Downloads
Albert J. Churella
Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic. By Ariel Ron. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. 324 pp. Illustrations, maps, figures, notes, index. Cloth, $59.95. ISBN: 978-1-4214-3932-7 pp. 346-348 Downloads
Franklin Sammons
The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North. By Emily Pawley. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 312 pp. Notes, index. Cloth, $50.00. ISBN: 978-0-226-69383-5 pp. 349-351 Downloads
Jamie L. Pietruska
Ethnic Entrepreneurs, Crony Capitalism, and the Making of the Franco-Mexican Elite. By José Galindo. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2021. xvi + 222 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $54.95. ISBN: 978-0-8173-2080-5 pp. 351-354 Downloads
William Suárez-Potts
Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow. By Tyrone McKinley Freeman. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2020. xvi + 278 pp. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $110.00. ISBN: 978-0-252-04345-1 pp. 354-356 Downloads
Marybeth Gasman
Financial Stabilization in Meiji Japan: The Impact of the Matsukata Reform. By Steven J. Ericson. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. 210 pp. Illustrations, index. Hardcover, $49.95. ISBN: 978-1-5017-4691-8 pp. 356-358 Downloads
Ghassan Moazzin
Enterprise, Organization, and Technology in China: A Socialist Experiment, 1950–1971. By Philip Scranton. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. xv + 395 pp. Illustrations, index. Hardcover, $119.99. ISBN: 978-3-030-00397-5 pp. 359-361 Downloads
Elya J. Zhang
Sameness in Diversity: Food and Globalization in Modern America. By Laresh Jayasanker. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2020. 288 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, $85.00. ISBN: 978-0-520-34396-2 pp. 361-364 Downloads
Paul Freedman
Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism. By Jan L. Logemann. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2019. vii + 371 pp. Illustrations. Cloth, $105.00. ISBN: 978-0-226-66001-1 pp. 364-366 Downloads
Dario Gaggio
The Huawei Model: The Rise of China's Technology Giant. By Yun Wen. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2020. 256 pp. Maps, charts, notes, index. Cloth, $110.00. ISBN: 978-0-252-04343-7 pp. 367-369 Downloads
Zhaojin Zeng
The Conversational Firm: Rethinking Bureaucracy in the Age of Social Media. By Catherine Turco. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 272 pp. Appendix, notes, references, index. Hardcover, $37.00. ISBN: 978-0-231-17898-3 pp. 370-372 Downloads
Casey Eilbert

Volume 95, issue 1, 2021

Creating a New Legal Form: The GmbH pp. 3-32 Downloads
Timothy Guinnane
The Making of Commercial Innovations: The Use of Printed Commercial Circular Letters in France and Europe, 1750-1850 pp. 33-58 Downloads
Arnaud Bartolomei, Matthieu de Oliveira, Boris Deschanel and Thomas Mollanger
Do Institutional Transplants Succeed? Regulating Raiffeisen Cooperatives in South India, 1930–1960 pp. 59-85 Downloads
Maanik Nath
The Logic and Legitimacy of Bank Supervision: The Case of the Bank Holiday of 1933 pp. 87-120 Downloads
Peter Conti-Brown and Sean H. Vanatta
How History Shaped the Innovator's Dilemma pp. 121-148 Downloads
Tom Nicholas
After Managerial Capitalism pp. 151-157 Downloads
Richard R. John
Represented: The Black Imagemakers Who Reimagined African American Citizenship. By Brenna W. Greer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. ix + 336 pp. Photographs, illustrations, notes, index. Cloth: $34.95. ISBN: 978-0-8122-5143-2 pp. 159-162 Downloads
Brandon K. L. Winford
Business, Ethics and Institutions: The Evolution of Turkish Capitalism in Global Perspectives. Edited by Asli M. Colpan and Geoffrey Jones. New York: Routledge, 2020. x + 258 pp. Figures, tables, references, notes, index. Hardcover, $160.00. ISBN: 978-0-367-14290-2 pp. 162-164 Downloads
Cihan Artunç
The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company. By William Dalrymple. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. xxxv + 522 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, index. Hardcover, £30.00. ISBN: 9781408864371 pp. 165-167 Downloads
Karolina Hutková
Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Historical Approach. Edited By Moses E. Ochonu. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018. viii + 334 pp. Illustrations, tables, maps. Hardcover, $90.00. ISBN: 978-0-253-03260-7 pp. 167-169 Downloads
Ayodeji Olukoju
The Global History of Work: Critical Readings. Edited by Marcel van der Linden. 4 vols. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. Illustrations. Hardcover, $890.00. ISBN: 978-1-4742-9731-8 pp. 170-172 Downloads
Andrew Cohen
Laid Waste! The Culture of Exploitation in Early America. By John Lauritz Larson. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. 312 pp. Notes, index. Cloth, $39.95. ISBN: 978-0-8122-5184-5 pp. 172-174 Downloads
Jennifer L. Anderson
Money and Markets: Essays in Honour of Martin Daunton. Edited by Julian Hoppit, Duncan Needham, and Adrian Leonard. Woodbridge, U.K.: Boydell & Brewer, 2019. xiv + 294 pp. Illustrations. Paper, $25.95. ISBN: 978-1-78327-445-1 pp. 174-176 Downloads
James Livesey
Britain and the Growth of US Hegemony in Twentieth-Century Latin America: Competition, Cooperation and Coexistence. Edited by Thomas C. Mills and Rory M. Miller. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. xiv + 318 pp. Illustrations. Hardcover, $119.99. ISBN 978-3-030-48320-3 pp. 176-180 Downloads
Marcelo Bucheli
The Train and the Telegraph: A Revisionist History. By Benjamin Sidney Michael Schwantes. Hagley Library Studies in Business, Technology and Politics. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. xix + 199 pp. Illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, $54.95. ISBN: 9781421429748 pp. 180-182 Downloads
Bruce Seely
Spectacular Flops: Game-Changing Technologies That Failed. By Michael Brian Schiffer. Clinton Corners, NY: Eliot Werner, 2019. xii + 308 pp. Illustrations, references, index. Paper, $32.95. ISBN: 978-0-9898249-9-6 pp. 182-184 Downloads
Howard Schneider
China Bound: John Swire & Sons and Its World, 1816–1980. By Robert Bickers. London: Bloomsbury Business, 2020. viii + 534 pp. Illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, £30.00. ISBN: 978-1-4729-4994-3 pp. 184-187 Downloads
Zhaojin Zeng
Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism. By Dinyar Patel. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2020. ix + 355 pp. Photographs, notes, index. Hardcover, $35.00. ISBN: 9780674249080 pp. 187-189 Downloads
Chinmay Tumbe
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