restricted access   Volume 17, Number 4, December 2016

Table of Contents



pp. 717-720

Dissertation Summaries

Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry, 1790–1840

pp. 721-733

City of Debtors: Law, Loan Sharks, and the Shadow Economy of Urban Poverty, 1900–1970

pp. 734-740

“Soap and Hope”: Direct Sales and the Culture of Work and Capitalism in Postwar America

pp. 741-751

Avoiding “Negligence and Profusion”: The Ownership and Organization of Anglo–Indian Trading Firms, 1813–1870

pp. 752-762


The Entrepreneurial Multiplier Effect

pp. 763-808

Virtue via Association: The National Bureau of Standards, Automobiles, and Political Economy, 1919–1940

pp. 809-838

Material Incentives, Market Relations, and Historical Change: Selling Television Sets in West Germany and the United States

pp. 839-873

The Whitbread Umbrella: A Structural Response to Shareholder Activism

pp. 874-903

Context and Contingency: Explaining State Ownership in Norway

pp. 904-930


Genealogy of American Finance by Robert E. Wright and Richard Sylla (review)

pp. 931-933

Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness by April Merleaux (review)

pp. 933-936

Medieval Market Morality: Life, Law and Ethics in the English Marketplace, 1200–1500 by James Davis (review)

pp. 936-937

Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt by Koenraad Donker van Heel (review)

pp. 938-940

The Great Leveler: Capitalism and Competition in the Court of Law by Brett Christophers (review)

pp. 940-943

Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South by Martin Ruef (review)

pp. 943-945

The Multinational Enterprise and the Emergence of the Global Factory by Peter Buckley (review)

pp. 945-947

Transforming the South: Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915–1960 by Matthew L. Downs (review)

pp. 948-950

Imperial Ambition in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Genoese Merchants and the Spanish Crown by Céline Dauverd (review)

pp. 950-953

Black Labor, White Sugar: Caribbean Braceros and Their Struggle for Power in the Cuban Sugar Industry by Philip A. Howard (review)

pp. 953-956

The Slave Trade and Culture in the Bight of Biafra: An African Society in the Atlantic World by G. Ugo Nwokeji (review)

pp. 956-959

Waking from the Dream: Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968 by Louise E. Walker (review)

pp. 959-962