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Protectors or Praetorians?
Protectors or Praetorians? (November 1994)
The Last Mamluk Sultans and Egypt's Waning as a Great Power
Carl F. Petry - Author

This analysis of state policy under the last two Mamluk rulers enables modern readers to observe a pivotal era in the history of Egypt and southwest Asia.

This analysis of state policy under the last two Mamluk rulers enables modern readers to observe a pivotal era in the history of Egypt and southwest Asia. Beset with external threats and internal dissent, the Mamluk Sultanate confronted profound challenges in its wani...(Read More)
 
 
Hidden in the Home
Hidden in the Home (October 1994)
The Role of Waged Homework in the Modern World-Economy
Jamie Faricellia Dangler - Author

This book combines a case study of industrial homework in the electronics industry with a world-systems approach to understanding the role of home-based work in economic development. It spans the period from the nineteenth-century origins of industrial homework to the important role played by home-based work in current strategies of economic restructuring in manufacturing and service industries. The author draws a clear distinction between industria...(Read More)
 
 
Divided Loyalties
Divided Loyalties (September 1994)
The Public and Private Life of Labor Leader John Mitchell
Craig Phelan - Author

"(A) very welcome and impressive biography of John Mitchell. If Mitchell was in danger of becoming one of the forgotten leaders of American labor history, this book will rescue him....This clear and readable book....casts light on Mitchell's private life too, using a wide range of archival material with deft skill. It deserves, and will surely achieve, a wide and enthusiastic readership." -- Journal of American History

"This is the fi...(Read More)
 
 
State and Business in Modern Turkey
State and Business in Modern Turkey (February 1994)
A Comparative Study
Ayse Bugra - Author

“This is a well written and convincingly argued book, combining theoretical sophistication with empirical investigation. It will be read with interest and profit by the very many scholars in different disciplines whose interest lies in the field of political economy. It contains a rigorous conceptualization with empirical testing of contemporary data and is explicitly comparative in its perspective.” — Maurice Wright, University of Ma...(Read More)
 
 
Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery
Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery (December 1993)
Palmira Brummett - Author

This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts of claims to universal sovereignty, Levantine power politics, and the struggle for control of the oriental trade. Challenging the notion that the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire was merely a reactive economic entity driven by the impulse to te...(Read More)
 
 
Elite Families
Elite Families (September 1993)
Class and Power in Nineteenth-Century Boston
Betty G. Farrell - Author

"Good work! Well written! A solid contribution to an important area of American social history." -- Peter Dobkin Hall, Yale University

This book maps the development of a regional elite and its persistence as an economic upper class through the nineteenth century. Farrell's study traces the kinship networks and overlapping business ties of the most economically prominent Brahmin families from the beginning of industrialization in the 1820s...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Growth in Colonial Rhode Island
Urban Growth in Colonial Rhode Island (June 1984)
Newport and Providence in the Eighteenth Century
Lynne Withey - Author

By the early decades of the eighteenth century, Rhode Island had developed a commercial economy with not one, but two centers. Urban Growth in Colonial Rhode Island is the tale of these two cities: Newport, fifth largest city in the colonies, and the much smaller Providence. This absorbing history of two interdependent cities in a restricted region shows how they developed, competed with each other, and eventually traded places as major and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Emergence of Industrial America
The Emergence of Industrial America (June 1982)
Strategic Factors in American Economic Growth Since 1870
Peter George - Author

This book contains a series of interpretive essays on the most dramatic aspects of American economic growth during the last century--the sweeping technological and organizational changes in manufacturing and agriculture and their profound economic and social consequences. The overall focus is the maturing of the American economy from a classic market economy, based primarily on small units of production and private enterprise, through the growth of...(Read More)
 
 
The Investment Frontier
The Investment Frontier (June 1981)
New York Businessmen and the Economic Development of the Old Northwest
John Denis Haeger - Author

The American West did not grow in isolation from the East. On the contrary, New York financiers and other eastern entrepreneurs were crucial to America's western economic development, providing the necessary capital and expertise to transform the West into a productive part of the nation's economy.

This thesis is powerfully demonstrated by John Denis Haeger in this study concerning the "Old Northwest" (the present-day states of Ohio, Michiga...(Read More)
 
 
Profits from Power
Profits from Power (June 1979)
Readings in Protection Rent and Violence-Controlling Enterprises
Frederick C. Lane - Author

Of the many sources of power, these essays deal with only one: physical violence and the threat of violence exerted by some men over others. Thus Frederic C. Lane introduces his essays on profits and protection rent, or the cost of protecting economic activities from the disruption of violence. With the theme of protection rent, Lane analyzes both particular cases, such as the development of trade in the West Indies and the prosperity of sixteenth-c...(Read More)
 
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