Essays in Economic & Business History, Vol 37, No 1 (2019)

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The Journal of the Economic & Busines History Society
Published: 2019-06-30

Essays in Economic & Business History 2019

Front Matter

Title Page & Table of Contents
Mark Billings, Daniel Giedeman


Avoiding “Musty Mutton Chops”: The Network Narrative of an American Merchant in London, 1771-1774
John Haggerty, Sheryllynne Haggerty

Was the African American Great Migration Delayed by Outlawing Emigrant Agents?
Khayen Prentice, László Kónya, David Prentice

Microprocesses of Deregulation: The Swedish Experience of The Decentralisation of Education
Erik Lakomaa, Richard Wahlund

The Long-Run Effect of Geographically-Staggered Legalizations: Was There a First-Adopter Advantage for States That Legalized Beer More Quickly in 1933?
Eline Poelmans, Samuel Raisanen, Jason E. Taylor

Dynamics of Innovation in the Electronic Watch Industry: A Comparative Business History of Longines (Switzerland) and Seiko (Japan), 1960-1980
Pierre-Yves Donzé

Statistics: Spur to Productivity or Publicity Stunt? London Underground Railways 1913-32
James Fowler

George Scrope, Free Bankers, and The Bank Charter Act of 1833
Paul E. Orzechowski

The Language of the Emerging Financial Market and Early Eighteenth-Century English Plays
Laura Favero Carraro

Book Reviews

Gordon, Robert J. The Rise and Fall of American Growth: the US Standard of Living since the Civil War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016.
Leslie Hannah

Taylor, Jason E. Deconstructing the Monolith: The Microeconomics of the National Industrial Recovery Act. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Louis Galambos

Bátiz-Lazo, Bernardo. Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Mark J Crowley

Goodman, Lizzy. Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001-2011. New York: Harper Collins, 2017.
Clayton Trutor

Giffard, Hermione. Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Erik Benson257-260

Back Matter

Editor’s Notes & President’s Report
Mark Billings, Daniel Giedeman, Jari Eloranta, Olli Turunen

44th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference

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Call for Papers: 44th EBHS Conference
Fort Shelby Hotel, Detroit
Michigan June 5 to 8, 2019

Shawn Wilson [CC BY-SA 1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 44th Annual Conference, to be held from June 5 to June 8, 2019, at the historic Fort Shelby Hotel, Detroit, Michigan. Call for Papers is open until February 15, 2019. The general theme of the conference  is Manufacturing and the City. However, proposals for presentations on any aspect of ancient to recent economic, social or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

Further details will be posted on the conference website.

Essays in Economic & Business History, Vol 36, No 1 (2018)

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 by EBHS No Comments

Essays in Economic and Business History

Essays in Economic & Business History, Vol 36, No 1 (2018), is now published online and can be found here.

This issue includes following articles:

The Newest on the New Deal PDF
Price Fishback
The Co-movement of the Irish, UK, and US Stock Markets, 1869–1925 PDF
Rebecca Stuart
Unwritten Rules and Gendered Frames Amongst Probate Appraisers? Evidence from Eighteenth-Century York County, Virginia PDF
Wendy Lucas, Noel Campbell
Global Trade and Development: The Good, Bad, and Unanticipated 1600-1800 PDF
Ann Carlos
Steam Engines of Credit: The Role of Banks in Switzerland’s Economic Development, 1850-1913 PDF
Daniel C. Giedeman, Ryan A. Compton
The Growth of the Japanese Electric Power Industry and the World Bank’s Request to Increase Depreciation Costs Between 1951 and 1973 PDF
Takashi Kitaura
Philosopher’s Concrete: Dam Construction, Farmland Values, and Agricultural Production in the Western US, 1890–1920 PDF
Soudeh Mirghasemi
Colonial Transatlantiques: The French Line in Algeria, 1880-1940PDF
John H. Perry
Early American Joint-Stock Investors and Their Challenges Investing in a Physical Structure: The Case of Boston’s Long Wharf, 1710-1825 PDF
Kelly M. Kilcrease
The Entrepreneurial Culture and the Mysteries of Economic Development PDF
Louis Galambos