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Volume 13, Number 4, December 2012

Table of Contents



pp. 707-709

Presidential Address

Escape from Equilibrium: Thinking Historically about Firm Responses to Competition

pp. 710-728

Dissertation Summaries

Ensuring America’s Health: Publicly Constructing the Private Health Insurance Industry, 1945–1970

pp. 729-743

Accounting for Taste: Regulating Food Labeling in the “Affluent Society,” 1945–1995

pp. 744-761

Politics of Property: Urban Democracy in the Age of Global Capital, Boston 1865–1900

pp. 762-772

Selling Paris: The Real Estate Market and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital

pp. 773-789


Wishful Thinking: Retail Premiums in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America

pp. 790-831

Peeling Back the Layers: Vidalia Onions and the Making of a Global Agribusiness

pp. 832-861

The Asbestos Litigation Master Narrative: Building Codes, Engineering Standards, and “Retroactive Inculpation”

pp. 862-897

Book Reviews

Imagining la Chica Moderna: Women, Nation, and Visual Culture in Mexico, 1917–1936 (review)

pp. 898-900

Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America (review)

pp. 900-903

Lo social y lo económico: ¿Dos caras de una misma moneda? La Fundación Social y sus empresas (1984– 2010) (review)

pp. 903-905

Trade and Poverty: When the Third World Fell Behind (review)

pp. 906-908

Historia de Telefónica: 1924–1975. Primeras décadas: tecnología, economía y política (review)

pp. 908-911

Buying into a World of Goods: Early Consumers in Backcountry Virginia (review)

pp. 911-913

Capitalism and the Jews (review)

pp. 914-916

Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood (review)

pp. 916-918

The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj: Merchants, Rulers, and the British in the Nineteenth Century Gulf (review)

pp. 918-920

Commercial Agreements and Social Dynamics in Medieval Genoa (review)

pp. 921-923

Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York (review)

pp. 923-926

How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (review)

pp. 926-927

There’s Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality (review)

pp. 928-929

Patrons, Partisans, and Palace Intrigues: The Court Society of Colonial Mexico, 1702–1710 (review)

pp. 930-932

The Black Middle: Africans, Mayas, and Spaniards in Colonial Yucatan (review)

pp. 932-934

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