Reviews

Author: 
Walter Johnson
Reviewer: 
Caitlin Rosenthal

Rosenthal on Johnson, 'River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom'


Walter Johnson. River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 560 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04555-2.

Reviewed by Caitlin Rosenthal (Department of History, University of California-Berkeley)
Published on H-Business (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Tracey Deutsch

Slavery, Capitalism, and Empire in the Global Mississippi Valley

Author: 
Andrew Gordon
Reviewer: 
Anna Johns

Johns on Gordon, 'Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan'


Andrew Gordon. Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. 304 pp. $57.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-26785-5.

Reviewed by Anna Johns (Duke University)
Published on H-Business (December, 2014)
Commissioned by Tracey Deutsch

Restitching the Patterns of Global Capitalism

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)

Author: 
Stephen D. Cohen, Joel R. Paul, Robert A. Blecker
Reviewer: 
Alfred E. Eckes

Eckes on Cohen and Paul and Blecker, 'Fundamentals of U.S. Foreign Trade Policy, Second Edition: Economics, Politics, Laws, and Issues'


Stephen D. Cohen, Joel R. Paul, Robert A. Blecker. Fundamentals of U.S. Foreign Trade Policy, Second Edition: Economics, Politics, Laws, and Issues. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2003. xiv + 360 pp. $42.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8133-9845-7; $89.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8133-4027-2.

Reviewed by Alfred E. Eckes (Department of History, Ohio University)
Published on H-Business (September, 2003)

Author: 
Jerry W. Markham
Reviewer: 
Edwin J. Perkins

Perkins on Markham, 'A Financial History of the United States'


Jerry W. Markham. A Financial History of the United States. Armonk, NY, and London: M.E. Sharpe, 2002. Three volumes -- I) xxi + 437 pp.p; II) xx + 412. $349.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7656-0730-0.

Reviewed by Edwin J. Perkins (Department of History, University of Southern California)
Published on H-Business (July, 2003)

Author: 
Simon Coleman, Mike Crang, eds.
Reviewer: 
John C. Ehrhardt

Ehrhardt on Coleman and Crang, 'Tourism: Between Place and Performance'


Simon Coleman, Mike Crang, eds. Tourism: Between Place and Performance. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2002. x + 246 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-57181-746-4; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57181-745-7.

Reviewed by John C. Ehrhardt (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Business (July, 2003)

Reevaluating Tourism, Reinventing Tourism Studies

Author: 
Richard Whittington, Michael Mayer
Reviewer: 
Michael Rowlinson

Rowlinson on Whittington and Mayer, 'The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science'


Richard Whittington, Michael Mayer. The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xiv + 271 pp. $85.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-925104-9; $161.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-924208-5.

Reviewed by Michael Rowlinson (London Metropolitan University)
Published on H-Business (June, 2003)

Author: 
Theresa A. Hammond
Reviewer: 
Dale L. Flesher

Flesher on Hammond, 'A White-Collar Profession: African American Certified Public Accountants Since 1921'


Theresa A. Hammond. A White-Collar Profession: African American Certified Public Accountants Since 1921. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xii + 211 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5377-1; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2708-6.

Reviewed by Dale L. Flesher (Patterson School of Accountancy, University of Mississippi)
Published on H-Business (September, 2002)

Author: 
Cassandra Tate
Reviewer: 
Kay Kiefer

Kiefer on Tate, 'Cigarette Wars: The Triumph of the Little White Slaver'


Cassandra Tate. Cigarette Wars: The Triumph of the Little White Slaver. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. vi + 204 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-511851-3.

Reviewed by Kay Kiefer (Department of History, Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
Published on H-Business (October, 1999)

Author: 
Ellen Furlough, Carl Strikwerda, eds.
Reviewer: 
Gerd-Rainer Horn

Horn on Furlough and Strikwerda, 'Consumers Against Capitalism? Consumer Cooperation in Europe, North America, and Japan 1840-1990'


Ellen Furlough, Carl Strikwerda, eds. Consumers Against Capitalism? Consumer Cooperation in Europe, North America, and Japan 1840-1990. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999. 377 pp. $52.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8476-8649-0; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-8648-3.

Reviewed by Gerd-Rainer Horn (Department of History, Western Oregon University)
Published on H-Business (September, 1999)

Author: 
Karen S. Miller
Reviewer: 
Pamela Laird

Laird on Miller, 'The Voice of Business: Hill & Knowlton and Postwar Public Relations'


Karen S. Miller. The Voice of Business: Hill & Knowlton and Postwar Public Relations. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. xiii + 261 pp. $ 39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2439-9.

Reviewed by Pamela Laird (University of Colorado at Denver)
Published on H-Business (September, 1999)

Listening to a Voice of Business

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