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Author: 
Laura Warren Hill, Julia Rabig, eds.
Reviewer: 
Shennette Garrett-Scott

Garrett-Scott on Hill and Rabig, 'The Business of Black Power: Community Development, Capitalism, and Corporate Responsibility in Postwar America'

Laura Warren Hill, Julia Rabig, eds. The Business of Black Power: Community Development, Capitalism, and Corporate Responsibility in Postwar America. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2012. 354 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58046-440-6.

Reviewed by Shennette Garrett-Scott (Case-Western Reserve University) Published on H-Business (March, 2013) Commissioned by Tracey Deutsch

Author: 
Julia C. Ott
Reviewer: 
Natascha van der Zwan

van der Zwan on Hyman, 'Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink' and Krippner, 'Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance' and Ott, 'When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors' Democracy'

Louis Hyman. Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. 392 S. ISBN 978-0-691-15616-3.Greta R. Krippner. Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. xv + 222 pp. ISBN 978-0-674-06619-9.Julia C. Ott. When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors' Democracy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. 313 pp. ISBN 978-0-674-05065-5.

Author: 
Woodruff D. Smith
Reviewer: 
Jason M. Kelly

Kelly on Smith, 'Consumption and the Making of Respectability, 1600-1800'

Woodruff D. Smith. Consumption and the Making of Respectability, 1600-1800. New York: Routledge, 2002. x + 339 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-93329-2; $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-93328-5.

Reviewed by Jason M. Kelly (Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara) Published on H-Business (January, 2004)

Author: 
Wendy A. Woloson
Reviewer: 
Bryan Wuthrich

Wuthrich on Woloson, 'Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumerism in Nineteenth-Century America'

Wendy A. Woloson. Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumerism in Nineteenth-Century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. xi + 277 pp. $46.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-6876-4.

Reviewed by Bryan Wuthrich (Department of History, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) Published on H-Business (September, 2003)

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