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Volume 80, issue 2, 2020

Social Insurance and Public Assistance in the Twentieth-Century United States pp. 311-350 Downloads
Price Fishback
The Gender Wage Gap in Early Modern Toledo, 1550–1650 pp. 351-385 Downloads
Mauricio Drelichman and David González Agudo
The Political and Economic Geography of Southern Secession pp. 386-416 Downloads
Mario L. Chacón and Jeffrey L. Jensen
The Privatization Origins of Political Corporations: Evidence from the Pinochet Regime pp. 417-456 Downloads
Felipe González, Mounu Prem and Francisco Urzúa I.
The Samurai Bond: Credit Supply, Market Access, and Structural Transformation in Pre-War Japan pp. 457-500 Downloads
Sergi Basco and John Tang
From Complementary to Competitive: The London and U.K. Provincial Stock Markets pp. 501-530 Downloads
Meeghan Rogers, Gareth Campbell and John Turner
Labor Earnings Inequality in Manufacturing during the Great Depression pp. 531-563 Downloads
Felipe Benguria, Chris Vickers and Nicolas L. Ziebarth
Summaries of Doctoral Dissertations pp. 564-592 Downloads
Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting pp. 593-614 Downloads
Empire in Retreat: The Past, Present, and Future of the United States. By Victor Bulmer-Thomas. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 459. $18.85, hardcover pp. 622-623 Downloads
Marcelo Bucheli
Market Rules: Bankers, Presidents, and the Origins of the Great Recession. By Mark H. Rose. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Pp. vii+253, $39.95, £34.00, hardcover pp. 623-625 Downloads
Andrew Smith
Gold, the Real Bills Doctrine, and the Fed: Sources of Monetary Disorder 1922–1938. By Thomas M. Humphrey and Richard H. Timberlake. Washington, DC: Cato Institute, 2019. Pp. xix, 201. $21.21, hardcover pp. 625-626 Downloads
David Wheelock
Hawai’i: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change. By Sumner La Croix. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2019. Pp. 376. $60, cloth pp. 626-627 Downloads
John J. Wallis
Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution. By Tyson Reeder. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. Pp. 368. $45.00, hardcover pp. 627-628 Downloads
Hannah Farber

Volume 80, issue 1, 2020

Do Black Politicians Matter? Evidence from Reconstruction pp. 1-37 Downloads
Trevon D. Logan
The Comfortable, the Rich, and the Super-Rich. What Really Happened to Top British Incomes during the First Half of the Twentieth Century? pp. 38-68 Downloads
Peter Scott and James T. Walker
The Founding of the Federal Reserve, the Great Depression, and the Evolution of the U.S. Interbank Network pp. 69-99 Downloads
Matthew Jaremski and David Wheelock
A Western Reversal Since the Neolithic? The Long-Run Impact of Early Agriculture pp. 100-135 Downloads
Ola Olsson and Christopher Paik
Long-Run Impacts of Agricultural Shocks on Educational Attainment: Evidence from the Boll Weevil pp. 136-174 Downloads
Richard B. Baker, John Blanchette and Katherine Eriksson
Understanding the Gender Gap Further: The Case of Turn-of-the-Century Swedish Compositors pp. 175-206 Downloads
Joyce Burnette and Maria Stanfors
Who Benefited from Industrialization? The Local Effects of Hydropower Technology Adoption in Norway pp. 207-245 Downloads
Stefan Leknes and Jørgen Modalsli
The Effects of World War I on the Chinese Textile Industry: Was the World’s Trouble China’s Opportunity? pp. 246-285 Downloads
Cong Liu
Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management. By Caitlin Rosenthal. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018. Pp. 320. $35.00, hardcover pp. 293-294 Downloads
Paul Rhode
The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis. By Sheilagh Ogilvie. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. xvi, 672. $39.95, cloth pp. 294-296 Downloads
Anne EC McCants
The Bank of England and the Government Debt: Operations in the Gilt-Edged Market, 1928–1972. By William A. Allen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. 274. $42.00, hardcover pp. 296-298 Downloads
Kenny, Seán
Europe’s Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland. By Marcin Piatkowski. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xxi, 370. $93.00, hardcover; $35.00, paper pp. 298-300 Downloads
Malinowski, Mikołaj
Controlling Credit: Central Banking and the Planned Economy in Postwar France, 1948–1973. By Eric Monnet. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. xxii + 327. $45.00, hardcover pp. 300-302 Downloads
Juan Flores Zendejas
The Panic of 1819: The First Great Depression. By Andrew H. Browning. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2019. Pp. x, 439. $45.00 pp. 302-304 Downloads
Clyde A. Haulman
VC: An American History. By Tom Nicholas. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019. Pp. 382. $35, cloth pp. 304-305 Downloads
B. Zorina Khan
American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation. By Sarah L. Quinn. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. 293. $35.00 pp. 306-307 Downloads
Jonathan D. Rose
Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry, 1776–1848. By Lindsay Schakenbach Regele. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. Pp. xi, 263. $59.95, cloth pp. 307-308 Downloads
Thomas Weiss
Persecution & Toleration: The Long Road to Religious Freedom. By Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. 370. $84.74, hardcover; $20.06, paper pp. 309-310 Downloads
Eric Chaney

Volume 79, issue 4, 2019

Long-Run Effects of Forced Resettlement: Evidence from Apartheid South Africa pp. 915-953 Downloads
Martin Abel
The Persistence of Harvest Shocks in Medieval England pp. 954-988 Downloads
Cliff T. Bekar
The Residential Segregation of Immigrants in the United States from 1850 to 1940 pp. 989-1026 Downloads
Katherine Eriksson and Zachary Ward
The Gold Pool (1961–1968) and the Fall of the Bretton Woods System: Lessons for Central Bank Cooperation pp. 1027-1059 Downloads
Michael Bordo, Eric Monnet and Alain Naef
Institutional Transplant and Cultural Proximity: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Prussia pp. 1060-1093 Downloads
Giampaolo Lecce and Laura Ogliari
The Making of a National Currency: Spatial Transaction Costs and Money Market Integration in Spain (1825–1874) pp. 1094-1128 Downloads
Pilar Nogues-Marco, Herranz-Loncán, Alfonso and Nektarios Aslanidis
Clarifications of a Puzzle: The Decline in Nutritional Status at the Onset of Modern Economic Growth in the United States pp. 1129-1153 Downloads
John Komlos and Brian A'Hearn
Diagnosing Sample-Selection Bias in Historical Heights: A Reply to Komlos and A’Hearn pp. 1154-1175 Downloads
Howard Bodenhorn, Timothy Guinnane and Thomas A. Mroz
They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South. By Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019. Pp. xx, 296. $30.00, hardcover. - Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South. By Keri Leigh Merritt. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 373. $59.99, hardcover pp. 1180-1183 Downloads
Trevon D. Logan
The Technology Trap: Capital Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation. By Carl Benedikt Frey. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. 480. $29.95, hardcover pp. 1183-1189 Downloads
Joel Mokyr
Botswana – A Modern Economic History: An African Diamond in the Rough. By Ellen Hillbom and Jutta Bolt. New York: Palgrave, 2018. Pp. v–xv, 235, hardcover pp. 1189-1190 Downloads
Franklin Obeng-Odoom
Migrating Merchants. Trade, Nation, and Religion in Seventeenth-Century Hamburg and Portugal. By Jorun Poettering. Translated by Kenneth Kronenberg. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2019. Pp. viii, 389. $68.99, hardcover pp. 1190-1192 Downloads
Florbela Veiga Frade
Dark Credit Matter. The Development of Peer-to-Peer Lending and Banking in France. By Philipp T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. 303. $39.95, hardcover pp. 1193-1194 Downloads
Sgard, Jérôme
Deconstructing the Monolith: The Microeconomics of the National Industrial Recovery Act. By Jason E. Taylor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. Pp. 206. $55.00, cloth pp. 1195-1196 Downloads
Nicolas L. Ziebarth
The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World. By William L. Silber, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. xx, 240. $20.53, hardcover pp. 1196-1198 Downloads
Angela Redish
Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal. By Shennette Garrett-Scott. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2019. Pp. 288. $105.00, hardback; $35.00, paper pp. 1198-1200 Downloads
Geoffrey Clarke
Bankers & Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution. By Hassan Malik. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018. 318 pp. $35, hardcover pp. 1200-1203 Downloads
Steven Nafziger
Uneven Centuries. Economic Development of Turkey since 1820. By Åževket Pamuk. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2018, Pp. xiii, 352. $35.00, hardcover pp. 1203-1204 Downloads
Laura Panza
Nueva Historia Econà mica de Argentina. By Roberto Cortes Conde and Gerardo Della Paolera (eds.). Barcelona, Spain: EDHASA, 2018. Pp. 344. $15.00, paper pp. 1204-1206 Downloads
Alejandra Irigoin
Las Obligaciones Fundamentales: Crédito y Consolidación Económica Durante el Surgimiento de Buenos Aires. By Martin Wasserman. Buenos Aires: Prometeo Libros, 2018. Pp. 341 pp. 1207-1208 Downloads
Agudo, David González
Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking. By Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 324 pp. $75.00, hardcover pp. 1208-1210 Downloads
Gustavo A. Del à ngel

Volume 79, issue 3, 2019

Six Centuries of Real Wages in France from Louis IX to Napoleon III: 1250–1860 pp. 589-627 Downloads
Leonardo Ridolfi
French and British Colonial Legacies in Education: Evidence from the Partition of Cameroon pp. 628-668 Downloads
Yannick Dupraz
Top Incomes in Germany, 1871–2014 pp. 669-707 Downloads
Charlotte Bartels
Arrested Development? Puerto Rico in an American Century pp. 708-735 Downloads
John Devereux
A Policy Framework for the Bank of Amsterdam, 1736–1791 pp. 736-772 Downloads
Stephen Quinn and William Roberds
What Motivates an Oligarchic Elite to Democratize? Evidence from the Roll Call Vote on the Great Reform Act of 1832 pp. 773-825 Downloads
Toke S. Aidt and Raphael Franck
Responding to the First Era of Globalization: Canadian Trade Policy, 1870–1913 pp. 826-861 Downloads
Patrick Alexander and Ian Keay
Economic Consequences of State Failure—Legal Capacity, Regulatory Activity, and Market Integration in Poland, 1505–1772 pp. 862-896 Downloads
Mikołaj Malinowski
The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society. By Francesca Trivellato. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. xiv, 405. $45.00, hardcover pp. 897-899 Downloads
Jared Rubin
Freedom’s Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution. By Padraic X. Scanlan. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 320. $40.00, hardcover pp. 899-900 Downloads
James Fenske
The Economic Consequences of the War. West Germany’s Growth Miracle after 1945. By Tamás Vonyó. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 272, $99, cloth pp. 900-902 Downloads
Carsten Burhop
The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain. By George R. Boyer. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. xiii, 346. $45.00, hardcover pp. 902-904 Downloads
David Mitch
Give and Take: Poverty and the Status Order in Early Modern Japan. By Maren A. Ehlers. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2018. Pp xiv, 351. $49.95, hardcover pp. 904-905 Downloads
John Tang
Islam Instrumentalized: Religion and Politics in Historical Perspective. By Jean-Philippe Platteau. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. xvii, 528. $34.99, softcover pp. 906-907 Downloads
Mohamed Saleh
Twentieth Century South Africa: A Developmental History. By Bill Freund. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. x, 288. $86.52, hardcover; $29.99, paper pp. 908-909 Downloads
Martine Mariotti
Transatlantic Speculations: Globalization and the Panics of 1873. By Hannah Catherine Davies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. Pp. xix, 226. $65.00, hardcover pp. 910-911 Downloads
Max Harris
Why Not Default?: The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt. By Jerome E. Roos. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. vi, 398. $39.95, hardcover pp. 911-913 Downloads
Veronica Santarosa
The Wealth Tax of 1942 and the Disappearance of Non-Muslim Enterprises in Turkey — ERRATUM pp. 914-914 Downloads
Seven Ağir and Artunç, Cihan

Volume 79, issue 2, 2019

The Next World and the New World: Relief, Migration, and the Great Irish Famine pp. 319-355 Downloads
Gráda, Cormac Ó
Economic History and Contemporary Challenges to Globalization pp. 356-382 Downloads
O’Rourke, Kevin Hjortshøj
Intergenerational Occupational Mobility across Three Continents pp. 383-416 Downloads
Pérez, Santiago
Insuring the Transatlantic Slave Trade pp. 417-446 Downloads
Robin Pearson and David Richardson
Escaping Local Risk by Entering Indentureship: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Indian Migration pp. 447-476 Downloads
Alexander Persaud
From Convergence to Divergence: Portuguese Economic Growth, 1527–1850 pp. 477-506 Downloads
Nuno Palma and Jaime Reis
Summaries of Doctoral Dissertations pp. 507-542 Downloads
Carola Frydman
Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting pp. 543-563 Downloads
Capitalism in America: A History. By Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge. New York: Penguin Press, 2018. Pp. 496. $22.48, hardcover. - Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government. By Paul Volcker with Christine Harper. New York: Public Affairs, 2018. Pp. 304. $18.30, hardcover pp. 571-574 Downloads
Barry Eichengreen
Building the Ivory Tower: Universities and Metropolitan Development in the Twentieth Century. By LaDale C. Winling. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Pp. 264. $39.95, hardcover pp. 574-576 Downloads
Alexander Whalley
Risk and Ruin: Enron and the Culture of American Capitalism. By Gavin Benke. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Pp. 272. $29.92, hardcover pp. 576-578 Downloads
Natalya Vinokurova
Post-War Business Planners in the United States, 1939–48: The Rise of the Corporate Moderates. By Charlie Whitham. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Pp. xii, 289. £81, hardcover pp. 578-580 Downloads
Samuel Milner
The Experts’ War on Poverty: Social Research and the Welfare Agenda in Postwar America. By Romain D. Huret, translated by John Angell. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018. Pp. 246. $38.94, hardcover pp. 580-582 Downloads
Andrew Goodman-Bacon
The Public Good and the Brazilian State: Municipal Finance and Public Services in São Paulo, 1822–1930. By Anne G. Hanley. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Pp. 288. $55.37, hardcover pp. 582-584 Downloads
Ian Olivo Read
Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World. By Adam Tooze. New York: Viking, 2018. Pp. xiv, 706. $23.79, hardcover pp. 584-587 Downloads
Larry Neal

Volume 79, issue 1, 2019

Creative Destruction of Industries: Yokohama City in the Great Kanto Earthquake, 1923 pp. 1-31 Downloads
Tetsuji Okazaki, Toshihiro Okubo and Eric Strobl
The Rise and Fall of Pellagra in the American South pp. 32-62 Downloads
Karen Clay, Ethan Schmick and Werner Troesken
The Origins of the Italian Regional Divide: Evidence from Real Wages, 1861–1913 pp. 63-98 Downloads
Giovanni Federico, Alessandro Nuvolari and Michelangelo Vasta
Sample-Selection Bias and Height Trends in the Nineteenth-Century United States pp. 99-138 Downloads
Ariell Zimran
The Cream of the Crop? Geography, Networks, and Irish Migrant Selection in the Age of Mass Migration pp. 139-175 Downloads
Dylan Shane Connor
The Stop of the Exchequer and the Secondary Market for English Sovereign Debt, 1677–1705 pp. 176-200 Downloads
Ling-Fan Li
The Wealth Tax of 1942 and the Disappearance of Non-Muslim Enterprises in Turkey pp. 201-243 Downloads
Ağır, Seven and Artunç, Cihan
In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud: Nuclear Testing, Radioactive Fallout, and Damage to U.S. Agriculture, 1945 to 1970 pp. 244-274 Downloads
Keith Meyers
State and Entrepreneurs in Egypt: Economic Development since 1805. By Naiem A. Sherbiny and Omaima Hatem. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Pp. xviii, 195. $110, hardcover pp. 282-283 Downloads
Artunç, Cihan
From Warfare to Wealth: The Military Origins of Urban Prosperity in Europe. By Mark Dincecco and Massimiliano Onorata. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. 210. $20.97, paper. - Empire of Guns. The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution. By Priya Satia. New York: Penguin Press, 2018. Pp. 544. $25.50, hardcover pp. 283-290 Downloads
O’Brien, Patrick
Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World. Edited by Andrew Wilson and Miko Flohr. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 408. $135, hardcover. - Trade, Commerce, and the State in the Roman World. Edited by Andrew Wilson and Alan Bowman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xxi, 656. $145, hardcover pp. 290-294 Downloads
Paul Erdkamp
The Open Sea: The Economic Life of the Ancient Mediterranean World from the Iron Age to the Rise of Rome. By J. G. Manning. Princeton, New Jersey and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2018. Pp. xxvi, 414. $35.00, hardcover pp. 294-296 Downloads
Ferdinand Rauch
The Open Sea: The Economic Life of the Ancient Mediterranean World from the Iron Age to the Rise of Rome. By J. G. Manning. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Pp. xxiii, 414. $35, hardcover pp. 296-298 Downloads
Peter Temin
Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era. By Michael R. Cohen. New York: New York University Press, 2017. Pp. xv, 259. $40.00, cloth pp. 298-299 Downloads
Rowena Olegario
Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression. By George Robb. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2017. Pp. 264. $95.00, hardcover pp. 300-302 Downloads
Susie Pak
In Essentials Unity: An Economic History of the Grange Movement. By Jenny Bourne. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2017. Pp. xvii, 138. $55.00, cloth; $26.95, paper pp. 302-303 Downloads
Charles Postel
Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age. By Noam Maggor. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. ix, 284. $39.95, hardcover pp. 304-305 Downloads
Bradley A. Hansen
The Republic for Which it Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896. By Richard White. New York, NY: Oxford, 2017. Pp. xx, 94. $35.00, hardcover pp. 305-308 Downloads
Trevon D. Logan
American Default: The Untold Story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the Battle over Gold. By Sebastian Edwards. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018. Pp. 278. $21.20, hardcover pp. 308-310 Downloads
Joshua Hausman
Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy. By Douglas A. Irwin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. Pp. 832. $35.00, cloth; $10.00 to $35.00 EBook pp. 310-313 Downloads
Christopher M. Meissner
Financial Systems and Economic Growth: Credit, Crises, and Regulation from the 19th Century to the Present. By Peter L. Rousseau and Paul Wachtel (eds.). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 292. $66.95, hardcover pp. 314-315 Downloads
Howard Bodenhorn
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. By Steven Pinker. London: Allen Lane, 2018. Pp. xvii, 556. £25, hardcover pp. 315-318 Downloads
John Tang
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