The Economic History Review


Volume 39 Issue 2
Pages: 295-340
Published online: February 11, 2008DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.1986.tb00407.x

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Book reviewed in this article GREAT BRITAIN Henry Cleere and David Crossley (Eds.). The Iron Industry of the Weald. (Leicester: Leicester University Press. 1985. Pp. xvi + 395. 74 figs. PS47-50.) C. G. A. Clay. Economic Expansion and Social Change: England 1500-1700. (Cambridge, 1984. Vol. I, Pp. xiv + 268. 6 tables, 4 figs. 6 maps; Vol II, Pp. xii + 324. 15 tables, 4 figs. 5 maps. PS20 each vol.; paperbacks PS6-95 each vol.) Bernard Rudden. The New River: A Legal History. (Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1985. Pp. xiv + 335. 2 plates. 18 figs. 9 appendices. PS20-00.) Norma Landau. The Justices of the Peace, 1679-1760. (Berkeley and Los Angeles, California, and London: University of California Press. 1984. Pp. xv + 422. PS35-40.) Robin D. Gwynn. Huguenot Heritage: The History and Contribution of the Huguenots in Britain. (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1985. Pp. xii + 220. 8 Plates. 4 Tables. 10 Maps. PS15-95.) David Ormrod. English Grain Exports and the Structure of Agrarian Capitalism, 1700-1760. (Hull: Hull University Press. 1985. Pp. xii + 145. PS8.95.) N. F. R. Crafts. British Economic Growth during the Industrial Revolution. (Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1985. Pp. 193. PS19.50.) Maxine Berg. The Age of Manufactures: Industry, Innovation, and Work in Britain, M. E. Rose (Ed.)- The Poor and the City: The English Poor Law in its Urban Context, 1834-1914. (Leicester: Leicester University Press. 1985. Pp. xi + 175. 1 fig. 5 tables PS22-00.) Neville Kirk. The Growth of Working Class Reformism in Mid-Victorian England. (Beckenham: Croom Helm. 1985. Pp. xiii + 369. PS22.50.) Derek J. Oddy and Derek S. Miller (Eds.). Diet and Health in Modem Britain. (London: Croom Helm. 1985. Pp. vi + 326. PS22.00.) Roger Middleton. Towards the Managed Economy: Keynes, the Treasury and the Fiscal Policy Debate of the 1930s. (London: Methuen 1985. Pp. xii + 244. PS25-00.) GENERAL Peter Clark (Ed.). The European Crisis of the 1590s. (London: George Allen & Unwin. 1985. Pp. xiv + 324. PS25-00.) L. A. Clarkson. Proto-Industrialization: The First Phase of Industrialization? (London: MacMillan. Studies in Economic and Social History. 1985. Pp. 71. PS395.) Tommy Bengtsson, Gunnar Fridlizius and Rolf Ohlsson (Eds.). Pre-Industrial Population Change: The Mortality Decline and Short-Term Population Movements. (Stockholm: Almquist and Wiksell. 1984. Pp. 419. S.Kr.280.) Richard Smith (Ed.)- Land, Kinship, and Life-cycle. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1984. Pp. xiii + 547. PS40-00.) David Levine (Ed.). Proletarianization and Family History. (London: Academic Press. 1984. Pp. xii + 315. PS38-50.) Robert R. Locke. The End of Practical Man: Entrepreneurship and Higher Education in Germany, France, and Great Britain, 1880-1940. (Greenwich, Connecticut and London: JAI Press. 1984. Pp. xii + 363. 31 tables. PS46.50.) Harold James. The Reichsbank and Public Finance in Germany, 1924-1933: A Study of the Politics of Economics during the Great Depression. (Frankfurt am Main: Fritz Knapp Verlag. 1985. Pp. 426. n.p.) Joseph Harrison. The Spanish Economy in the Twentieth Century. (London: Croom Helm. 1985. Pp. 207. 27 tables. PS1995.) Ivan T. Berend and Gyorgy Ranki. The Hungarian Economy in the Twentieth Century. (London: Croom-Helm. 1985. Pp. 316. PS25.) HUGH BROGAN. Longman History of the United States of America. (London: Longman. 1985. Pp. viii + 470. PS19-95.) C. Cochran. Challenge of American Values: Society, Business, and Religion. (New York: Oxford University Press. 1985. Pp. 147. $13.95.) Hasia R. Diner. Erin’s Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century. (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 1983. Pp. xvi + 192. $2000; paperback $9-95.) Humbert S. Nelli. From Immigrants to Ethnics: The Italian Americans. (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1983. Pp. viii + 225. PS19-50.) Martin V. Melosi. Coping with Abundance: Energy and Environment in Industrial America. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1985. Pp. xii + 355. $1095.) Carole Haber. Beyond Sixty-Five: The Dilemma of Old Age in America’s Past. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985. Pp. ix + 181. Paperback, PS6-95.) Ruth Schwartz Cowan. More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave. (New York and London: Harper & Row. 1983. Pp. xiv + 257. 46 plates. PS19-75; paperback PS8-75.) Christopher L. Tomlins. The State and the Unions: Labor Relations, Law, and the Organized Labor Movement in America, 1880-1960. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985. Pp. xvi 4- 348. PS30; paperback PS1095.) Gary A. Puckrein. Little England: Plantation Society and Anglo-Barbadian Politics, 1627-1700. (New York and London: New York University Press. 1984. xxiv + 235. $51.50.) Kenneth F. Kiple. The Caribbean Slave: A Biological History. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1984. Pp. xiii + 274. PS27.50.) Linda Alexander Rodriguez. The Search for Public Policy: Regional Politics and Government Finances in Ecuador, 1830-1940. (Berkeley & London: Univ. of California Press. 1985. Pp. xv + 281. $32.50.) K. N. Chaudhuri. Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean: An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985. Pp. xiv 4- 269. 18 maps. 23 plates. PS25; paperback PS895.) Christopher John Baker. An Indian Rural Economy, 1880-1955: The Tamilnad Countryside. (Oxford: The Clarendon Press. 1984. Pp. xvii + 616. 9 maps. 30 tables. 16 graphs. PS28-00.) David K. Wyatt. Thailand: A Short History (New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 1984. Pp. xviii + 351. PS27-50.) Joseph Needham (Ed.)- Science and Civilisation in China, Volume VI, Biology and Biological Technology: Part II: Agriculture by Francesca Bray. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1984. Pp. xxvii + 724. PS50.) William D. Wray. Mitsubishi and the N.Y.K., 1870-1914: Business Strategy in the Japanese Shipping Industry. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press (Harvard East Asian Monographs No. 108). 1984. Pp. xx + 672. PS21-95.) Raymond W. Goldsmith. The Financial Development of Japan, 1868-1977. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 1983, Pp. xv + 231. PS27.00.) Raymond W. Goldsmith. The Financial Development of India, Japan, and the United States: A Trilateral Institutional, Statistical, and Analytic Comparison. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 1983. Pp. xiv + 120. PS1095.) Tsunehiko Yui and Keiichiro Nakagawa (Eds.). Business History of Shipping: The International Conference on Business History 11: Proceedings of the Fuji Conference. (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press. 1985. Pp. xxix + 330.PS 6000.) David Mackay. In the Wake of Cook: Exploration, Science & Empire, 1880-1801. (London: Croom Helm. 1985. Pp. vi + 216. PS18.95.) D. C. M. Platt and Guido Di Tella (Eds.). Argentina, Australia, and Canada: Studies in Comparative Development, 1870-1965. (London: Macmillan. 1985. Pp. xi + 237. 25-00.) Charles Lipson. Standing Guard: Protecting Foreign Capital in the Ninteteenth and Twentieth Centuries. (Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press. 1985. Pp. xvii + 332. 13 tables, 3 figs. PS3325; paperback PS11-25.) Bill Albert and Adrian Graves (Eds.). Crisis and Change in the International Sugar Economy, 1860-1914. (Norwich and Edinburgh: ISC Press. 1984. Pp. xii + 381. PS12-00.) Michael D. Bordo and Anna J. Schwartz (Eds.). A Retrospective on the Classical Gold Standard, 1821-1931. (London: University of Chicago Press. 1984. Pp. xi + 681. PS59-80.) E. J. Hobsbawm. Worlds of Labour: Further Studies in the History of Labour. (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1984. Pp. x + 369. PS15.95; paperback PS7-95.)