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  • John Wesley Huntby James A. Ramage

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    When John Wesley Hunt came to Kentucky in 1794, his plan was to open a general store in Lexington. A canny judge of business opportunity, he soon expanded his activities and became one of the responsible figures of Kentucky banking and finance. In another kind of venture, he imported fine stallions from the East, significantly improving the bloodlines... more...

  • Towboat on the Ohioby James E. Casto

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    To get a personal look at what it is like to work on the Ohio River, newspaperman James E. Casto spent eight days aboard the Blazer as it traveled the Ohio from Huntington, West Virginia, to Pittsburgh, up the Allegheny and the Mongahela, and then back to Huntington. The Paul G. Blazer , a gleaming white towboat owned and operated by Ashland... more...

  • The Golden Ghettoby Jacques M. Downs

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 69.00

    Before the opening of the treaty ports in the 1840s, Canton was the only Chinese port where foreign merchants were allowed to trade. The Golden Ghetto takes us into the world of one of this city’s most important foreign communities—the Americans—during the decades between the American Revolution of 1776 and the signing of the Sino-US... more...

  • Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Tradesby Jeremy Josse

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Venture deep into the heart of finance's weird and wonderful paradoxes Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades is an entertaining and compelling tour de force highlighting the paradoxes inherent to the modern financial system. Presented as a series of striking case studies, this book explores certain enigmatic or philosophical puzzles in the finance... more...

  • The World That Trade Createdby Steven Topik; Kenneth Pomeranz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In a series of brief vignettes the authors bring to life international trade and its actors, and also demonstrate that economic activity cannot be divorced from social and cultural contexts. In the process they make clear that the seemingly modern concept of economic globalisation has deep historical roots. more...

  • Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysiaby Michael Jakobsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The study of ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia has a long tradition, and what . What is most striking in these studies is just how difficult it is to generalise about this ethnic group in the region. Whether or not they have been able to identify as Chinese has to a certain extend depended on different processes of social and political engineering,... more...

  • High-Impact Weather Events over the SAARC Regionby Kamaljit Ray; M. Mohapatra; B.K. Bandyopadhyay; L.S. Rathore

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book is a compilation of papers contributed by researchers and scientists from SAARC nations and deals with high-impact weather conditions, their prediction and potential consequences for populations in the SAARC region. There have been a number of recent advances in our understanding and prediction of cyclones, severe thunderstorms, squalls,... more...

  • The New Olive Branch (1820) and Selected Essaysby Mathew Carey; Lawrence A. Peskin

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    One of the most important and neglected works of early American economics, Mathew Carey?s ?The New Olive Branch? offers insight into political economy as it happened in early America, and provides an excellent example of resistance to Adam Smith and classical economics. more...

  • The Forgotten Majorityby Margrit Schulte Beerbuhl

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    The "forgotten majority" of German merchants in London between the end of the Hanseatic League and the end of the Napoleonic Wars became the largest mercantile Christian immigrant group in the eighteenth century. Using previously neglected and little used evidence, this book assesses the causes of their migration, the establishment of their businesses... more...