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HIST2654
HIST 2654 Global Business History

Global Business History, 2017/18, Semester 2
Professor Regina Blaszczyk
r.blaszczyk@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
Appleby, Joyce. The relentless revolution : a history of capitalism. New York: W. W. Norton, 2010.

Jones, Geoffrey. Multinationals and Global Capitalism from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Heilbroner, Robert L. The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers, 7 th edn. London: Penguin, 2000.

Micklethwait, John, and Adrian Wooldridge. The company : a short history of a revolutionary idea. New York: Modern Library, 2003.

Stearns, Peter N. Globalization in world history. London: Routledge, 2010

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Week 14: Lecture: Doing Business Around the World

Suggested Readings:

Frank, Andre Gunter, ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998). Online resource.

Jones, Geoffrey. “Business Enterprises and Global Worlds." Enterprise and society. 3, no. 4 (Dec. 2002): 581-605.

Landes, David S. “Why Europe and the West? Why Not China?" The journal of economic perspectives. 20 (Spring 2006): 3-22.

Pomeranz, Kenneth. The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), 1-25, 264-300.

McCants, Anne E.C. “Exotic Goods, Popular Consumption, and the Standard of Living: Thinking about Globalization in the Early Modern World." Journal of World History 18, no. 4 (2007): 433-462.

O'Rourke, Kevin H., and Jeffrey G. Williamson, “When Did Globalization Begin?" European review of economic history 6, no. 1 (2002): 23-50.

Wong, R. Bin. “The Search for European Difference and Domination in the Early Modern World: A View From Asia." The American historical review. 107 (April 2002): 447-469.

Fulcher, James. “What Is Capitalism? ” In James Fulcher, Capitalism : a very short introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), 1-18.

Hartwell, R. M., and Stanley L. Engerman. “Capitalism.” In Joel Mokyr, ed., The Oxford encyclopedia of economic history (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Hodgson, Geoffrey M. “Varieties of Capitalism and Varieties of Economic Theory." Review of international political economy. 3, no. 2 (Autumn 1996): 380-433.

Kocka, Jürgen. “Writing the History of Capitalism." Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 47 (Fall 2010): 7-24. Online resource at the GHI: http://www.ghi-dc.org/files/publications/bulletin/bu047/bu47_007.pdf

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Week 14: Seminar: What Is Capitalism?


Required Readings for Seminar:

Braudel, Fernand. Afterthoughts on material civilization and capitalism (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977), 24 ‐ 75.

Duplessis, Robert S. Transitions to capitalism in early modern Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Polanyi, Karl. The Great Transformation (Boston: Beacon Press, 1957). Online resource.

Wallerstein, Immanuel. “Braudel on Capitalism, or Everything Upside Down." The journal of modern history. 63, no. 2 (June 1991): 354 ‐ 361.

Wallerstein, Immanuel. “The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis," Comparative studies in society and history.16, no. 4 (Sept. 1974): 387-415.

 

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Week 15: Lecture and Seminar: The British Industrial Revolution. Why Then? Why There?

Allen, R. C. “Why the Industrial Revolution was British: Commerce, Induced Invention, and the Scientific Revolution." The economic history review. 64, no. 2 (2011): 357-384.

Bailey, Ronal. “The Other Side of Slavery: Black Labor, Cotton, and Textile Industrialization in Great Britain and the United States.” Agricultural History. 68, no. 2 (Spring 1994): 35-50.

Clark, Gregory, Kevin H. O’Rourke, and Alan M. Taylor. “Made in America? The New World, the Old, and the Industrial Revolution." American economic review. 98, no. 2 (2008): 523-528.

de Vries, Jan. “The Industrial Revolution and the Industrious Revolution." The journal of economic history. 54 (1994): 249-70.

Riello, Giorgio. “Asian Knowledge and the Development of Calico Printing in Europe in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.” Journal of Global History 5 (March 2010): 1-28.

Supplemental Readings:

Allen, Robert C. The British Industrial Revolution in global perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Balderston, Theo. “The Economics of Abundance: Coal and Cotton in Lancashire and the World." The economic history review. 63 (2010): 569-590.

Berg, Maxine. The age of manufactures, 1700-1820 : industry, innovation and work in Britain, 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 1994.

Deane, Phyllis. The First Industrial Revolution, 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

de Vries, Jan. The industrious revolution : consumer behavior and the household economy, 1650 to the present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Hobsbawm, Eric. Industry and Empire: From 1750 to the Present Day. Hammondsworth: Penguin, 1969.

Jacob, Margaret C. “Mechanical Science on the Factory Floor: The Early Industrial Revolution in Leeds." History of science. 45 (2007): 197-221.

Landes, David S. The unbound Prometheus : technical change and industrial development in Western Europe from 1750 to the present , 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 1-123.

Mokyr, Joel. The enlightened economy : an economic history of Britain, 1700-1850. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.


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Week 16: Lecture and Seminar: Global Trade, 1600-1914

Carlos, Ann M., and Stephen Nicholas. “‘Giants of an Earlier Capitalism’: The Chartered Trading Companies as Modern Multinationals." Business history review. 62, no. 3 (Autumn 1988): 398-419.

Boot, H.M. “Real Incomes of the British Middle Class, 1760-1850: The Experience of Clerks at the East India Company." The economic history review. n.s. 52, no. 4 (Nov. 1999): 638-668.

Hancock, David. “The Trouble with Networks: Managing the Scots’ Early Modern Madeira Trade," Business history review. 79, no. 3 (Autumn 2005): 467-491.

Wilkins, Mira. “European and North American Multinationals, 1870-1914: Comparisons and Contrasts." Business history. 30, no. 1 (1988): 8-45.

Supplemental Readings:

Acemoglu, D., S. Johnson, and R. A. Robinson. “The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth." American economic review. 95, no. 3 (June 2005): 546-579.

Behrendt, Stephen. “Markets, Transaction Cycles, and Profits: Merchant Decision Making in the British Slave Trade." William and Mary quarterly. 58 (Jan. 2001): 171-204.

Chaudhury, Sushi. “International Trade in Bengal Silk and the Comparative Role of Asians and Europeans, circa 1700-1757." Modern Asian studies. 29, no. 2 (1995): 373-386.

Estavadeordal, Antoni, Brian Frantz, and Alan M. Taylor, “The Rise and Fall of World Trade, 1870-1939," The quarterly journal of economics.118, no. 2 (May 2003): 359-407.

Ferguson, Niall, Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World. London: Penguin, 2004.

The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company, Online resource: http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/intro_e.html

Higman, B. W. “The Sugar Revolution," The economic history review. 53, no. 2 (May 2000): 213-236.

Jones, Geoffrey. “Multinationals and Globalization.” In Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century (Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2005), 16-41.

McCusker, John J. “The Demise of Distance: The Business Press and the Origins of the Information Revolution in the Early Modern Atlantic World," The American historical review.110 (April 2005): 295-321.

Magee, Gary B., and Andrew S. Thompson. “Markets and Consumer Culture.” In Empire and globalisation : networks of people, goods and capital in the British world, c.1850-1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 117-169.

O’Brien, Patrick, “Intercontinental Trade and the Development of the Third World since the Industrial Revolution," Journal of World History, 8, no. 1 (1997): 75-133.

O'Rourke, Kevin H., and Jeffrey G. Williamson, “After Columbus: Explaining the Global Trade Boom, 1500-1800," The journal of economic history. 62, no. 2 (2002): 417-456.

O'Rourke, Kevin H., and Jeffrey G. Williamson, Globalization and history : the evolution of a nineteenth-century Atlantic economy (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999).

O‘Brien, Patrick, “Ten Years of Debate on the Origins of the Great Divergence between the Economies of Europe and China during the Era of Mercantilism and Industrialization,” Reviews in History (Dec. 2010). Online at http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1008

Pomeranz, Kenneth, “Political Economy and Ecology on the Eve of Industrialization: Europe, China, and the Global Conjuncture," The American historical review. 107, no. 2 (April 2002): 425-446.

Reinert, Sophus A., “Lessons on the Rise and Fall of Great Powers: Conquest, Commerce, and Decline in Enlightenment Italy," The American historical review. 115 (Dec. 2010); 1395-1425.

Turrell, Robert Vicat, with Jean-Jacques Van Helten, “The Rothchilds, the Exploration Company, and Mining Finance," Business history. 28, no. 2 (April 1986): 181-205.


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Week 17: Lecture and Seminar: The Second Industrial Revolution


Required Readings for Lecture and Seminar:

Fear, Jeffrey. “German Capitalism.” In Creating modern capitalism : how entrepreneurs, companies, and countries triumphed in three industrial revolutions, edited by Thomas K. McCraw (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997), 133-182.

Fridenson, Patrick, “France: The Relatively Slow Development of Big Business in the Twentieth Century,” in Big business and the wealth of nations, Alfred D. Chandler Jr., Franco Amatori, and Takashi Hikino, eds (Cambridge, 1997): 207-245.

Hobsbawm, Eric. “Britain in the World Economy.” In Industry and Empire, rev. ed. (London: Penguin, 1999), 112-131.

Kocka, Jürgen, “Capitalism and Bureaucracy in German Industrialization before 1914," The economic history review. 34, no. 3 (August 1981): 453-468.

Supplemental readings:

Bathelt, Harald, and Meric S. Gertler, “The German Variety of Capitalism: Forces and Dynamics of Evolutionary Change,” Economic geography. 81:1 (January 2005), 1-9.

Chandler, Alfred D. Jr., with Takashi Hikino. “The Foundation of Managerial Capitalism in German Industry.” In Scale and scope : the dynamics of industrial capitalism(Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990), 397-427.

Blackbourn, David, History of Germany, 1780-1918 : the long nineteenth century (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003).

Chandler and Hikino, Scale and scope : the dynamics of industrial capitalism, additional chapters on Germany.

Maddison, Angus. The World Economy: Historical Statistics. OECD Publishing, 2006. Online resource.

Maddison, Angus. The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective. OECD Publishing, 2006. Online resource.

O’Brien, Patrick. “Path Dependency, or Why Britain Became an Industrialized and Urbanized Economy Long before France." The economic history review. 49, no. 2 (1996): 213-249.

 

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Week 18: Lecture and Seminar: The American Model

Required Readings for Lecture and Seminar:

Chandler, Alfred D., Jr. “The Beginnings of ‘Big Business‘ in American Industry," Business history review. 33:1 (Spring 1959): 1-31.

Godley, Andrew. “Selling the Sewing Machine Around the World: Singer’s International Marketing Strategies, 1850-1920," Enterprise and society. 7, no. 2 (June 2006): 266-314.

Roberts, Evan, “’Don’t Sell Things, Sell Effects’: Overseas Influences in New Zealand Department Stores, 1909-1956," Business history review 77, no. 2 (Summer 2003): 265-289.

Sabel, Charles, and Jonathan Zeitlin, “Historical Alternatives to Mass Production: Politics, Markets and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Industrialization," Past & present.108 (Aug. 1985): 133-176.

Supplemental readings:

Blaszczyk, Regina Lee. Imagining consumers : design and innovation from Wedgwood to Corning (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001).

Chandler, Alfred D., Jr. “Introduction.” In The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1977): 1-12.

Chandler, Alfred D., Jr., Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise (Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1962), ch. 3.

de Grazia, Victoria. Irresistible empire : America's advance through twentieth-century Europe. London: Harvard University Press, 2006.

French, M. J., “The Emergence of US Multinational Enterprise: The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, 1910-1939," The economic history review., 40:1 (Feb. 1987), pp. 64-79

Furlough, Ellen, “Selling the American Way in Interwar France: ‘Prix Uniques’ and the Salons Des Arts Menagers," Journal of Social History. 26, no. 3 (Spring 1993): 491-519.

Lamoreaux, Naomi R., The great merger movement in American business, 1895-1904 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985).

Sabel, Charles F., and Jonathan Zeitlin, eds., World of possibilities : flexibility and mass production in Western industrialization (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Scranton, Philip, “Diversity in Diversity: Flexible Production and American Industrialization, 1880-1930," Business history review. 65:1 (Spring 1991), pp. 27-90.

Scranton, Philip, Endless novelty : specialty production and American industrialization, 1865-1925 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997).

Spiekermann, Uwe. “Redefining Food: The Standardization of Products and Production in Europe and the United States, 1880-1914," History and technology. 27, no. 1 (2011): 11-36.

 

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Week 19: Lecture and Seminar: Banana Republics

Readings related to the Lecture and Seminar:

Colby, Jason M. “Race, Empire, and New England Capital in the Caribbean, 1890-1930," The Massachusetts Historical Review 11 (2009): 1-25.

Langdon, Robert. “The Banana as a Key to Early American and Polynesian History," The journal of Pacific history. 28, no. 1 (June 1993): 15-35.

Prestamo, Felipe J., Narciso G. Moenocal and Edward Shaw, “The Architecture of American Sugar Mills: The United Fruit Company," Journal of decorative and propaganda arts. 22 (1996): 62-81.

Stern, Steve J. “Feudalism, Capitalism, and the World System in the Perspective of Latin America and the Caribbean," The American historical review. 93 (1988): 829-872.

Digital resources:

The Globalization of Food & Plants, Online resource at Yale University: http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/food.jsp

Commodities of Empire Project: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/ferguson-centre/commodities-of-empire/index.shtml including the working papers series: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/ferguson-centre/commodities-of-empire/working-papers/index.shtml


Supplemental readings:

Bucheli, Marcelo, “Enforcing Business Contracts in South America: The United Fruit Company and Columbian Banana Planters in the Twentieth Century,” Business history review. 79, no. 2 (summer 2004): 181-212.

Bucheli, Marcelo, “Multinational Corporations, Totalitarian Regimes and Economic Nationalism: United Fruit Company in Central America, 1899-1975," Business history. 50, no. 4 (July 2008): 433-454.

Cardoso, Fernando Henrique and Faletto Enzo, Dependency and development in Latin America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979).

Cooper, Frederick, et al. Confronting historical paradigms : peasants, labor, and the capitalist world system in Africa and Latin America (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1993).

Haber, Stephen, ed. How Latin America fell behind : essays on the economic histories of Brazil and Mexico, 1800-1914 (Stanford: University of Stanford Press, 1997).

Grandin, Greg. Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city. London: Icon, 2010.

Marquardt, Steve. “’Green Havoc’: Panama Disease, Environmental change, and Labor Process in the Central American Banana Industry," The American historical review. 106 (Feb. 2001): 49-90.

Moberg, Mark. “Crown Colony as Banana Republic: The United Fruit Company in British Honduras, 1900-1920," Journal of Latin American studies. 28 (1996): 357-381.

Rodney, Walter, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1981).

Soluri, John. “Accounting for Taste: Export Bananas, Mass Markets, and Panama Disease,” Environmental history.7, no. 3 (July 2002): 386-410.

Striffler, Steve, and Mark Moberg, eds., Banana wars : power, production, and history in the Americas (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003)

Tully, John, “A Victorian Ecological Disaster: Imperialism, the Telegraph, and Gutta-Percha,” Journal of World History, 20/4 (2009), pp. 559-579.

Wallerstein, Immanuel. “Comments on Stern‘s Critical Tests," The American historical review. 93 (1988): 873-85.

Wallerstein, Immanuel. Historical capitalism (London: Verso, 1983).


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Week 20: Lecture: Observers, Theorists, Critics

Suggested readings related to the Lecture:

Heilbroner, Robert L. The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers, 7th ed. (London: Penguin, 2000).

Supplemental readings:

Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009). Online resource.

Hayek, Frederick A. von, The Road to Serfdom (London: Routledge, 1944; London, Routledge, 2001).

Landes, David S. The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor (London: Abacus, 1999), 422-441 (“Empire and After”).

Marx, Karl, and Friedrich Engels. Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848). Online at http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/

Schumpeter, Joseph. Capitalism, socialism and democracy (London: Routledge, 2010). Online resource.

Weber, Max. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, trans. Talcott Parsons (London: Taylor & Francis, 2001). Online resource.

 

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Week 21: Lecture and Seminar: From the Electronic Era to the Digital Age

Suggested Readings Related to the Lecture and the Seminar:

Blaszczyk, Regina Lee. “Electronics ‘R ‘Us.” In American consumer society, 1865-2005 : from hearth to HDTV (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009), 232-263.

Edgerton, David. “Innovation, Technology, or History: What Is the Historiography of Technology About? ” Technology and culture. 51, no. 3 (July 2010): 680-697.

Heilbroner, Robert L. “Do Machines Make History? ” In Does technology drive history? : the dilemma of technological determinism, edited by Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994.

Usselman, Steven W. “IBM and Its Imitators: Organizational Capabilities and the Emergence of the International Computer Industry.” Business and economic history. 22 (1993): 1-35. Online resource: http://www.thebhc.org/publications/BEHprint/v022n2/p0001-p0035.pdf

Blaszczyk, Regina Lee. “Electronic Materials.” In Rohm and Haas : a century of innovation (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), chapter 7.

Campbell-Kelly, and William Aspray. Computer: A History of the Information Machine, 2d ed. Oxford: Westview, 2004. Online resource.

Chandler, Alfred D., Jr. Inventing the electronic century : the epic story of the comsumer electronics and computer industries (New York: Free Press, 2001).

Chandler, Alfred D., and James W. Cortada, eds. A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial times to the Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Cortada, James W . The computer in the United States : from laboratory to market, 1930 to 1960 . Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993.

Cortada, James W. The digital hand : how computers changed the work of American manufacturing, transportation and retail industries. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Cortada, James W. “When Knowledge Transfer Goes Global: How People and Organizations Learned About Information Technology, 1945-1970," Enterprise and society.14, no. 4 ( 2013). Published by Advance Access 3 Dec. 2013.

Kraemer, Kenneth L., and Jason Dedrick, “Enter the Dragon: China’s Computer Industry," Computer. 35, no. 2 (2002): 8-36.

Lecuyer, Christophe. Making Silicon Valley : innovation and the growth of high tech, 1930-1970. London: MIT Press, 2006.

McCray, W. Patrick, “From Lab to iPod: A Story of Discovery and Commercialization in the Post-Cold War Era," Technology and culture. 50 (2009), 50-81.

Partner, Simon, “Nimble Fingers: The Story of the Transistor Radio,” in Assembled in Japan : electrical goods and the making of the Japanese consumer (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999), 193-224.

Saurez-Villa, Luis, and Pyo-Hwan Han, “The Rise of Korea’s Electronics Industry: Technological Change, Growth, and Territorial Distribution," Economic geography. 66, no. 3 (July 1990): 273-291

Slater, Robert. Portraits in silicon. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.

Takahashi, Yuzo, “A Network of Tinkerers: The Advent of the Radio and Television Receivers in Japan," Technology and culture. 41, no. 3 (July 2000): 460-484

Ziegler, J. Nicholas. “Semiconductors," Daedalus. 120, no. 4 (fall 1991): 155-182.

Yates, JoAnne. Control through communication [electronic resource] : the rise of system in American management. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.


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Week 22: Lecture and Seminar: Oil Makes the World Go Round

Readings Related to the Lecture and the Seminar:

Pratt, Joseph, “Exxon and the Control of Oil," The Journal of American history. 99 (June 2012): 145-154.

Sluyterman, Keetie, “Royal Dutch Shell: Company Strategies for Dealing with Environmental Issues,” Business history review. 82, no. 2 (Summer 2010): 203-226.

Stevens, Paul. “Oil and Development.” In A companion to the history of the Middle East, edited by Youssef M. Choueiri (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005), 407-424. Online resource.

Yergin, Daniel. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power (London: Pocket Books, 1993)

Supplemental Readings:

History of BP:

Ferrier, R. W. The history of the British Petroleum Company. Vol. 1. The Developing Years, 1901-1932. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Bambe, J. H. The history of the British Petroleum Company. Vol.2, The Anglo-Iranian years, 1928-1954. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Bamberg, J. H. British Petroleum and global oil, 1950-1975 : the challenge of nationalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

British Petroleum, Annual Report and Accounts (London: British Petroleum Company), 1974-1997

General:

Jones, Geoffrey. The state and the emergence of the British oil industry (London: Macmillan, 1981).

Kuran, Timur. “Why the Middle East Is Economically Underdeveloped: Historical Mechanisms of Institutional Stagnation," The journal of economic perspectives. 18 (summer 2004): 71-90.

Odell, Peter R. Oil and World Power, 8 th ed. (London: Penguin, 1986).

Odell, Peter R., “The Significance of Oil," Journal of contemporary history. 3, no. 3 (July 1968): 93-110.

Painter, David S. “Oil and the American Century," The Journal of American history. 99 (June 2012): 24-39.

Parra, Francisco. Oil politics : a modern history of petroleum. London: I.B. Tauris, 2003. Online resource.

Podeh, Elie, “Making a Short Story Long: The Construction of the Suez-Mediterranean Oil Pipeline in Egypt, 1967-1977," Business history review. 78, no. 1 (spring 2004): 61-88.

Sampson, Anthony. The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Made (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1981).

Stokes, Raymond G., “The Oil Industry in Nazi Germany, 1936-1945,” Business history review, 59 (Summer 1985), 254-277.


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Week 23: Lecture – Travels through the Global Economy

Readings Related to the Lecture:

Applebaum, Richard, and Nelson Lichtenstein. “A New World of Retail Supremacy: Supply Chains and Workers’ Chains in the Age of Wal-Mart," International labor and working class history 70 (Fall 2006): 106-125.

Cudahy, Brian J. Box boats : how container ships changed the world (New York: Fordham University Press, 2006).

Dobler, Gregor, “From Scotch Whiskey to Chinese Sneakers: International Commodity Flows and New Trade Networks in Oshikango, Namibia," Africa. 78, no. 3 (2008): 410-432.

Jones, Geoffrey. “Blonde and Blue-Eyed? Globalizing Beauty, c. 1945-c. 1980." The economic history review. 61, no. 1 (2008): 125-154.

Jones, Geoffrey. Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Levinson, Marc, The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006).

Levinson, Marc. “Container Shipping and the Decline of New York, 1955-1975," Business history review. 80 (Spring 2006): 59-80.

Lopes, Teresa da Silva, “Competing with Multinationals: Strategies of the Portuguese Alcohol Industry," Business history review 79, no. 3 (autumn 2005), pp. 559-585.

Miller, Michael B. Europe and the maritime world : a twentieth century history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Rivoli, Pietra. The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy : an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade, 2nd edition (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009).

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Week 24: Lecture: One World: Who Benefits?

Readings Related to the Lecture:

Barber, Benjamin R., “Jihad vs. McWorld,” Atlantic Monthly 269, no. 3 (March 1992): 53-65. Online resource: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1992/03/jihad-vs-mcworld/3882/

Friedman, Thomas L. The world is flat : a brief history of the globalized world in the twenty-first century. London: Allen Lane, 2005.

Lindert, Peter H., and Jeffrey G. Williamson, “Does Globalization Make the World More Unequal? ” in Michael D. Bordo, Alan M. Taylor, and Jeffrey G. Williamson, eds., Globalization in historical perspective [electronic resource] (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003), chap. 5 (pp. 227-275). Online resource.

Yükseker, Deniz. “Shuttling Goods, Weaving Consumer Tastes: Informal Trade between Turkey and Russia." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 31, no. 1 (March 2007): 60-72.


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