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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Forgotten Majority, Theby 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...

  • Trade, Transport and Society in the Ancient World (Routledge Revivals)by Onno Van Nijf; Fik Meijer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1992, presents an introduction to the nature of trade and transport in antiquity through a selection of translated literary, papyrological, epigraphical and legal sources. These texts illustrate a range of aspects of ancient trade and transport: from the role of the authorities, to the status of traders, to the capacity... more...

  • Africa's World Tradeby Margaret C. Lee

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    A remarkable and original exploration of the impact of how international markets and trade regimes impact the lives of ordinary Africans. more...

  • Production, Places and Environmentby Ray Hudson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Drawing upon 25 years of original research, Production, Places and Environment provides a unique combination of rich, varied and theoretically informed case studies, along with more general analyses of processes and changing theoretical and methodological perspectives in economic geography that are informed by original empirical research. Through... more...

  • Pesos and Dollarsby Alicia Marion Dewey; Sterling D. Evans

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 100.00

    The commercial world of South Texas between 1880 and 1940 provided an attractive environment for many seeking to start new businesses, especially businesses that linked the markets and finances of the United States and Mexico. Entrepreneurs regularly crossed the physical border in pursuit of business.  But more important, more complex, and less... more...