restricted access   Volume 19, Number 1, March 2018

Table of Contents



pp. 1-2

Chris Kobrak (January 21, 1950–January 8, 2017): A Tribute

pp. 3-11

Lessons to be Learned from Business Historical Studies of the National Socialist Period: Chris Kobrak (January 21, 1950–January 8, 2017)

pp. 12-23

Chris Kobrak

pp. 24-30


The Pitfalls of Internationalization: The Experience of American Life Insurers in Australia, 1885–1905

pp. 31-57

"Bank-Wreckers, Defaulters, and Embezzlers": America's Popular Fear and Fascination with the Misappropriation of Bank Deposits during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

pp. 58-87

Managing a "People Business" in Times of Uncertainty: Human Resources Strategy at Ocean Transport & Trading in the 1970s

pp. 88-123

The Moral Economy of the Scottish Coalfields: Managing Deindustrialization under Nationalization c.1947–1983

pp. 124-152

The Commercial Ecology of Scavenger Capitalism: Monsanto, Fossil Fuels, and the Remaking of a Chemical Giant

pp. 153-178

Turning Adversity into Opportunity: Philips in Australia, 1945-1980

pp. 179-207

Review Essay

Widows in European Economy and Society 1600–1920 by Beatrice Moring and Richard Wall (review)

pp. 208-210

Book Review Essays

Seeking the Consumer in American Politics

pp. 211-215

In Print and On Screen: Film Columns, Criticism, and Culture in Early Hollywood

pp. 216-225


Personal Business: Character and Commerce in Victorian Literature and Culture by Aeron Hunt (review)

pp. 226-228

Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution by Rebecca L. Sprang (review)

pp. 229-231

Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen's Campaign for a Civic Welfare State by Daniel Amsterdam (review)

pp. 231-234

Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era by Eric Reed (review)

pp. 235-237

The Second Bank of the United States: "Central" Banker in an Era of Nation-Building, 1816–1836 by Jane Ellen Knodell (review)

pp. 237-239