The Executive Summary - 1/11 - 1/15

A (more or less) weekly feature with a roundup of articles and other materials of interest to scholars of business and economic history.


For anybody whose resolution in 2021 is was to get organized, I present a history of the tabbed file folder and the vertical filing cabinet, and their role in the growth of corporate capitalism.

H-Net Reviews for January 4 - 11, 2021

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net Commons between 04 Jan 2021 and 11 Jan 2021.

Reviewed for H-LatAm by Aiala Levy:
Navitski, Rielle. Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 344 pp. $38.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-6975-2.
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From Twitter

These past few weeks in the Twittersphere, Julia Gaffield explains how Haiti was the first nation to permanently ban slavery and why this matters today in her article published by The Washington Post. Read it here

H-Net Reviews for December 21 - 28, 2020

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net Commons between 21 Dec 2020 and 28 Dec 2020.

Reviewed for H-War by Luke Truxal:
Rems, Alan. South Pacific Cauldron: World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds. Washington, DC: Naval Institute Press, 2014. 312 pp. $38.95, ISBN 978-1-61251-471-0.
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