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SOCIAL SCIENCE 2011
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The Judge
A Life of Thomas Mellon, Founder of a Fortune



Supplementing in-depth research with his access to family documents and material, a great-great-grandson of Thomas Mellon presents an impartial and profound biography of the patriarch.

2011   592 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300167146
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"I Am Not Master of Events"
The Speculations of John Law and Lord Londonderry in the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles



A distinguished economic historian explores two of the greatest financial fiascos of all time and the outsized personalities involved with them: the Mississippi Bubble and the South Sea Bubble of the early eighteenth century.

Yale Series in Economic and Financial History
2012   232 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300153163
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Adam Smith
An Enlightened Life



Adam Smith is celebrated all over the world as the author of The Wealth of Nations and the founder of modern economics. This book shows the extent to which The Wealth of Nations and Smith’s other great work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, were part of a larger scheme to establish a grand “Science of Man,” one of the most ambitious projects of the European En...

The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
2012   352 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300177671
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Cloth ISBN: 9780300169270
$32.50
 
Pivotal Decade
How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies



In this fascinating new history, Judith Stein argues that in order to understand our current economic crisis we need to look back to the 1970s and the end of the age of the factory—the era of postwar liberalism, created by the New Deal, whose practices, high wages, and regulated capital produced both robust economic growth and greater income equality.

2011   384 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300171501
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Cloth ISBN: 9780300118186
$32.50


The Iron Way
Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America



This groundbreaking book offers new perspectives on the central role of the railroads in the decades leading up to the Civil War, during the bloody war years, and traveling forward into the early years of modern America.

2011   296 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300141078
$30.00
 
The Iron Way
Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America



This groundbreaking book offers new perspectives on the central role of the railroads in the decades leading up to the Civil War, during the bloody war years, and traveling forward into the early years of modern America.

2013   352 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300187465
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Ralph Tailor's Summer
A Scrivener, His City and the Plague



This hugely moving study looks in detail at the plague of 1636 and its impact on one English city through the eyes of a young scrivener, Ralph Tailor. Keith Wrightson reconstructs life in seventeenth-century Newcastle-on-Tyne and envisions what such a calamitous decimation of the population must have meant for personal, familial, and social relations.

2011   224 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300174472
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OTHER SECTIONS IN OUR SOCIAL SCIENCE 2011 CATALOG:


Political Science
Political Philosophy
Rethinking the Western Tradition
International Studies
Policy Studies
Economics
Law