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Volume 72, issue 04, 2012

The Colonial Origins of the Divergence in the Americas: A Labor Market Approach pp. 863-894 Downloads
Robert Allen, Tommy Murphy and Eric Schneider
Structural Impediments to African Growth? New Evidence from Real Wages in British Africa, 1880–1965 pp. 895-926 Downloads
Ewout Frankema and Marlous Van Waijenburg
Has Social Security Policy Converged? Cross-Country Evolution of Old Age Benefits, 1890–2000 pp. 927-955 Downloads
Alexander Elu-Terán
Before the Great Divergence? Comparing the Yangzi Delta and the Netherlands at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century pp. 956-989 Downloads
Bozhong Li and Jan Luiten van Zanden
Competing Models of Organizational Form: Risk Management Strategies and Underwriting Profitability in the Swedish Fire Insurance Market Between 1903 and 1939 pp. 990-1014 Downloads
Michael Adams, Lars Fredrik Andersson, Magnus Lindmark and Elena Veprauskaite
The Preventive Check in Medieval and Preindustrial England pp. 1015-1035 Downloads
Morgan Kelly and Cormac Ó Gráda
How Motion Pictures Industrialized Entertainment pp. 1036-1063 Downloads
Gerben Bakker
The Effect of Wage Payment Reform on Workers’ Labor Supply, Wages, and Welfare pp. 1064-1087 Downloads
Esther Redmount, Arthur Snow and Ronald Warren
Odd Couple: International Trade and Labor Standards in History. By Michael Huberman. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 237. $65.00, cloth pp. 1091-1092 Downloads
Joshua Rosenbloom
“I Am Not Master of Events:” The Speculations of John Law and Lord Londonderry in the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles. By Larry Neal. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012. Pp. 232. $50.00, cloth pp. 1092-1094 Downloads
Antoin E. Murphy
Rules of Exchange: French Capitalism in Comparative Perspective, Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries. By Alessandro Stanziani. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. ix, 313. $ 90.00, hardcover pp. 1094-1096 Downloads
Guido Alfani
The Politics of Fiscal Privilege in Provence, 1530s–1830s. By Rafe Blaufarb. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 299. $69.95, hardcover pp. 1096-1098 Downloads
William Beik
Political Transformations and Public Finances: Europe, 1650–1913. By Mark Dincecco. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 233. $90.00, hardcover pp. 1098-1100 Downloads
Noel Johnson
A History of Trust in Ancient Greece. By Steven Johnstone. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 242. $45.00, cloth pp. 1100-1102 Downloads
Noah Kaye
Shareholder Democracies? Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland Before 1850. By Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson, and James Taylor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 389. $65.00, hardcover pp. 1102-1104 Downloads
Ron Harris
The Reinterpretation of Italian Economic History: From Unification to the Great War. By Stefano Fenoaltea. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. xxi, 296. (First published in Italian as L'economia italiana dall'Unità alla Grande Guerra, 2006.) $85.00, hardcover pp. 1104-1106 Downloads
A'Hearn, Brian
The Creative Society –And the Price Americans Paid for It. By Louis Galambos. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. ix, 310. $90.00, cloth; $27.99, paper pp. 1106-1108 Downloads
Carola Frydman
America's Economic Way of War: War and the U.S. Economy from the Spanish-American War to the Persian Gulf War. By Hugh Rockoff. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, Pp. v, 357. $72.10, cloth; $24.63, paper pp. 1108-1109 Downloads
Taylor Jaworski
Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s. By Douglas A. Irwin. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012. Pp. 195. $25.00, cloth pp. 1109-1111 Downloads
Olivier Accominotti
Making Catfish Bait Out of Government Boys. By Claire Strom. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2010. $44.95, cloth; $24.95, paper pp. 1111-1112 Downloads
Alan Olmstead
Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America. Edited by Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 358. $90.00, cloth; $30.00, paper pp. 1113-1115 Downloads
Richard R. John
Parasites, Pathogens, and Progress: Diseases and Economic Development. By Robert A. McGuire and Philip R. P. Coelho. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Pp. viii, 343. $30.00, hardcover pp. 1115-1116 Downloads
Alan Barreca
Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South. By James Giesen. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Pp. xvi, 221. $25.00, hardcover pp. 1116-1118 Downloads
Katherine Eriksson
Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom. By Robert Gudmestad. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. Pp. xiii, 270. $42.50, hardcover pp. 1118-1119 Downloads
Alex Roland
The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States. By Mark Fiege. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 584. $34.95, hardcover pp. 1120-1121 Downloads
Richard Hornbeck
Foreign Investment in the Ottoman Empire: International Trade and Relations, 1854–1914. By Necla Geyikdağı. London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2011. $92.00, hardcover pp. 1121-1122 Downloads
Ali Yaycioglu
Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt. By Alan Mikhail. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. 380. $99.00, hardcover pp. 1123-1124 Downloads
Eric Chaney
Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us. By James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio Jr., and Ross Levine. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 280. $27.95, hardcover pp. 1124-1126 Downloads
Larry Neal

Volume 72, issue 03, 2012

Was the Glorious Revolution a Constitutional Watershed? pp. 567-600 Downloads
Gary W. Cox
Why Was It Europeans Who Conquered the World? pp. 601-633 Downloads
Philip Hoffman
Agricultural Productivity Across Prussia During the Industrial Revolution: A Thünen Perspective pp. 634-670 Downloads
Michael Kopsidis and Nikolaus Wolf
The Integration of Grain Markets in the Eighteenth Century: Early Rise of Globalization in the West pp. 671-707 Downloads
Rafael Dobado-González, Alfredo Garcia-Hiernaux and David Guerrero
How Much Trade Liberalization Was There in the World Before and After Cobden-Chevalier? pp. 708-740 Downloads
Antonio Tena-Junguito, Markus Lampe and Felipe Tâmega Fernandes
The Development of Property Rights on Frontiers: Endowments, Norms, and Politics pp. 741-770 Downloads
Lee Alston, Edwyna Harris and Bernardo Mueller
Pork-Barrel Politics in Semi-Democracies: The Spanish “Parliamentary Roads,” 1880–1914 pp. 771-796 Downloads
Marta Curto-Grau, Alfonso Herranz-Loncán and Albert Solé-Ollé
Working-Class Household Consumption Smoothing in Interwar Britain pp. 797-825 Downloads
Peter M. Scott and James Walker
The Early English Censuses. By E. A. Wrigley. (British Academy Records of Social and Economic History, New Series 46). New York: Oxford University Press/British Academy, 2011. Pp. xviii, 322. $99.00, cloth pp. 826-827 Downloads
Andrew Hinde
Medieval Capital Markets: Markets for Renten, State Formation, and Private Investment in Holland (1300–1550). By C. Jaco Zuijderduijn. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009. Pp. xii, 317. $ 149.00, hardcover pp. 827-829 Downloads
David Chilosi
Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650–1800. By Regina Grafe. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. Pp. xx, 291. $39.50, cloth; $39.50, eBook pp. 829-831 Downloads
David Ringrose
The Agrarian History of Sweden: From 400BC to AD2000. Edited by Janken Myrdal and Mats Morell. Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2011. Pp. 336. $54.95, hardcover pp. 831-833 Downloads
Lennart Schön
The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution: The European Economy in a Global Perspective, 1000–1800. By Jan Luiten van Zanden. Leiden: Brill, 2009. Pp. xiii, 342. $149.00, hardcover pp. 833-835 Downloads
Noel Johnson
Philanthropy in America: A History. By Olivier Zunz. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. Pp. x, 381. $29.95, cloth pp. 835-836 Downloads
John E. Murray
Racial Integration in Corporate America, 1940–1990. By Jennifer Delton. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. vi, 313. $25.99, paper pp. 837-839 Downloads
William A. Sundstrom
The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States. By Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. Pp. ix, 234. $39.50, hardcover pp. 839-841 Downloads
Dean Lueck
Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present. Edited by Joshua J. Yates and James Davison Hunter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. 622, x. $35.00, hardcover pp. 841-844 Downloads
Richard Sutch
The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America. By Marc Levinson. New York: Hill and Wang, 2011. Pp. v, 358. $27.00, hardcover pp. 844-845 Downloads
Todd Neumann
American Property: A History of How, Why, and What We Own. By Stuart Banner. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2011. Pp. 355. $29.95, cloth pp. 845-847 Downloads
Gary D. Libecap
Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Place, Space, and Region. Edited by Michelle Nickerson and Darren Dochuk. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. Pp. vii, 470. $49.95, hardcover pp. 848-849 Downloads
Carol E. Heim
The Empire of Credit: The Financial Revolution in Britain, Ireland, and America, 1688–1815. Edited by Daniel Carey and Christopher J. Finlay. Dublin and Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 2011. $74.95, hardcover pp. 850-851 Downloads
Larry Neal
Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600–1850. By Prasannan Parthasrathi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. xviii, 365. $90.00, hardcover pp. 851-853 Downloads
Tirthankar Roy
Coins, Trade, and the State: Economic Growth in Early Medieval Japan. By Ethan Isaac Segal. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2011. Pp. xvi, 258. $39.95, cloth pp. 853-854 Downloads
Philip C. Brown
The Large Landowning Class and the Peasantry in Egypt, 1837–1952. By Raouf Abbas and Assem El-Dessouky Translated by Amer Mohsen and Mona Zikri. Edited by Peter Gran. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011. Pp. xix, 293. $29.95, hardcover pp. 854-856 Downloads
Mohamed Saleh
Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time. Edited by Paul W. Rhode, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, and David F. Weiman. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011. Pp. xx + 461. $60.00, cloth pp. 856-858 Downloads
Philip Coelho
Creating Wine: The Emergences of a World Industry, 1840–1914. By James Simpson. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011. Pp. xxxvii, 318. $39.50, hardcover pp. 859-860 Downloads
James Lapsley
The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples. Edited by Stephan Palmie and Francisco A. Scarano. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. Pp. 624. $95.00, cloth pp. 860-862 Downloads
Stanley L. Engerman

Volume 72, issue 02, 2012

Economic History and Economic Policy pp. 289-307 Downloads
Barry Eichengreen
Inequality of Wealth in the Ottoman Empire: War, Weather, and Long-Term Trends in Eighteenth-Century Kastamonu pp. 308-331 Downloads
Metin Cosgel and Boğaç A. Ergene
Democratic Dividends: Stockholding, Wealth, and Politics in New York, 1791–1826 pp. 332-363 Downloads
Eric Hilt and Jacqueline Valentine
Malthus, Wages, and Preindustrial Growth pp. 364-392 Downloads
Gregory Clark, Joseph Cummins and Brock Smith
Institutional Development and Colonial Heritage within Brazil pp. 393-422 Downloads
Joana Naritomi, Rodrigo Soares and Juliano J. Assunção
The Market for Paintings in Italy During the Seventeenth Century pp. 423-447 Downloads
Federico Etro and Laura Pagani
Crisis and Bankruptcy: The Mediating Role of State Law, 1920–1932 pp. 448-468 Downloads
Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Bradley A. Hansen
The Encyclopedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present. Edited by Klaus J. Bade, Pieter C. Emmer, Leo Lucassen, and Jochen Oltmer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. xxxxii, 768. $185.00, hardcover pp. 538-539 Downloads
Walter D. Kamphoefner
La banque supèrieure: La banque de France de 1800 à 1914. By Yves Leclercq. Paris: Éditions Classique Garnier: Bibliothèque de l'Economiste, 2010. Pp. 349, index, bibliography. EUR 49 pp. 539-542 Downloads
Pierre Hautcoeur
Food, Energy, and the Creation of Industriousness: Work and Material Culture in Agrarian England, 1550–1780. By Craig Muldrew. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. vii, 355. $99.00, cloth pp. 542-543 Downloads
Trevon Logan
The Roman Monetary System: The Eastern Provinces from the First to the Third Century AD. By Constantina Katsari. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. x, 304. $99.00, hardcover pp. 544-546 Downloads
Angela Redish
Institutions and European Trade: Merchant Guilds, 1000–1800. By Sheilagh Ogilvie. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. vi, 493. $99.00 cloth; $37.99 paper pp. 546-548 Downloads
Thomas Max Safley
Consumption, Trade, and Innovation: Exploring the Botanical Remains from the Roman and Islamic Ports at Quseir al-Qadim, Egypt. Edited by Marijke van der Veen. Journal of African Archaeology Monograph Series 6. Frankfurt am Main: Africa Magna Verlag, 2011. Pp. xiv, 313. EUR 69.80, hardcover pp. 548-550 Downloads
James L. Boone
The Institutional Framework of Russian Serfdom. By Tracy Dennison. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. $99.00, hardcover pp. 550-551 Downloads
Paul Gregory
Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System. By Barry Eichengreen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. iii, 215. $27.95, cloth pp. 551-555 Downloads
Michael Bordo
Before and Beyond Divergence: The Politics of Economic Change in China and Europe. By Jean-Laurent Rosenthal and R. Bin Wong. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011. Pp. xi, 276. $45.00, hardcover pp. 555-558 Downloads
James Z. Lee
Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction. By Robert C. Allen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. xvi, 170. $11.95, paper pp. 558-560 Downloads
David Mitch
The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History. By Francesco Boldizzoni. Princeton, NJ and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011. Pp. xi, 216. $39.50, hardcover pp. 560-562 Downloads
George Grantham
The Changing Body: Health, Nutrition, and Human Development in the Western World Since 1700. By Roderick Floud, Robert W. Fogel, Bernard Harris, and Sok Chul Hong. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and NBER, 2011. Pp. xxvi, 431. $90.00, hardcover pp. 562-564 Downloads
Lionel Kesztenbaum
A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution. By Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 262. $35.00, hardcover pp. 564-566 Downloads
James Woodward

Volume 72, issue 01, 2012

London Merchant Banks, the Central European Panic, and the Sterling Crisis of 1931 pp. 1-43 Downloads
Olivier Accominotti
More Machines, Better Machines…or Better Workers? pp. 44-74 Downloads
James Bessen
The Political Economy of Saving Mothers and Babies: The Politics of State Participation in the Sheppard-Towner Program pp. 75-103 Downloads
Carolyn Moehling and Melissa A. Thomasson
The Road Not Taken: Pre-Revolutionary Cuban Living Standards in Comparative Perspective pp. 104-132 Downloads
Marianne Ward and John Devereux
Household Debt in Early Modern Germany: Evidence from Personal Inventories pp. 134-167 Downloads
Sheilagh Ogilvie, Markus Küpker and Janine Maegraith
Industrialization and Fertility in the Nineteenth Century: Evidence from South Carolina pp. 168-196 Downloads
Marianne Wanamaker
Law and Peace: Contracts and the Success of the Danish Dairy Cooperatives pp. 197-224 Downloads
Ingrid Henriksen, Morten Hviid and Paul Sharp
Pay Cuts for the Boss: Executive Compensation in the 1940s pp. 225-251 Downloads
Carola Frydman and Raven Molloy
Editors' Notes pp. 252-260 Downloads
Price Fishback
Perfecting Parliament: Constitutional Reform, Liberalism, and the Rise of Western Democracy. By Roger Congleton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. $41.29, paper pp. 261-263 Downloads
John Wallis
Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth. By Alexander J. Field. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. Pp. ix, 387. $45.00, hardcover pp. 263-265 Downloads
Jason E. Taylor
Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America (Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia). By Sharon Ann Murphy. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. Pp. xii, 395. $65.00, hardcover pp. 265-267 Downloads
Richard Sutch
Wins, Losses, and Empty Seats: How Baseball Outlasted the Great Depression. By David George Surdam. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011. Pp. xxv, 417. $45.00, hardcover pp. 268-269 Downloads
Kenneth Winter
Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform. By David E. Bernstein. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Pp. viii, 194. $45.00, hardcover pp. 269-271 Downloads
James W. Ely
Hinterland Dreams: The Political Economy of a Midwestern City. By Eric J. Morser. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. Pp. xvi, 266. $55.00, hardcover pp. 271-272 Downloads
Michael Haupert
Has Latin America Always Been Unequal? A Comparative Study of Asset and Income Inequality in the Long Twentieth Century., Global Economic History Series, Volume 3. By Ewout Frankema. Leiden and Boston: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2009. Pp. 291. $144.00, hardcover pp. 272-274 Downloads
Jeffrey G. Williamson
Living Standards in Latin American History: Height, Welfare, and Development, 1750–2000. Edited by Ricardo D. Salvatore, John H. Coatsworth, Amílcar Challú. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010. Pp. 350. $29.95, paper pp. 275-276 Downloads
Leticia Arroyo Abad
Into the Archive: Writing and Power in Colonial Peru. By Kathryn Burns. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 2010. Pp. xv, 247. $22.95, paper pp. 276-278 Downloads
Regina Grafe
Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines. By Vaclav Smil. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. Pp. 261. $29.95, hardcover pp. 278-280 Downloads
Joel Mokyr
Reconceiving the Industrial Revolution. Edited by Jeff Horn, Leonard N. Rosenband, Merritt Roe Smith. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. Pp. vii, 356. $24.00, paper pp. 280-282 Downloads
Ross Thomson
How Many Languages Do We Need? The Economics of Linguistic Diversity. By Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011. Pp. 256. $35.00, cloth pp. 282-283 Downloads
Isabelle Sin
States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities. By David Stasavage. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011. The Princeton Economic History of the Western World Series. Pp. 224. $39.95, hardcover pp. 284-286 Downloads
Mark Dincecco
How India Clothed the World: The World of South Asian Textiles, 1500–1850. Edited by Giorgio Riello and Tirthankar Roy. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009. Pp.xxxiv, 489. $188.00, hardcover pp. 286-287 Downloads
Anand Swamy
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