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  1. An Economic and Demographic History of São Paulo, 1850-1950
    This comprehensive history of the population and economy of the state of São Paulo in its century of rapid growth examines how the state transformed from a frontier province of little importance to one of the most important agricultural... Learn More
    Published: 12th June 2018
    Hardback | £62.00
  2. Continuity Despite Change
    This book explains how skill-driven economic constraints and unions' organizational power have produced long-term continuity in diverse national-level labor codes in Latin America, even in the face of significant efforts at reform... Learn More
    Published: 13th August 2014
    Hardback | £54.00
  3. Staying Afloat
    This book examines the enormous riskiness of transatlantic trade in 18th century Spain and argues that many of the long-condemned commercial practices were vital accommodations to pervasive risk and uncertainty.... Learn More
    Published: 17th July 2013
    Hardback | £58.00
  4. Measuring Up
    Measuring Up uses new research tools and an interdisciplinary approach to provide the most in-depth analysis to date of role that governmental policies played in shaping levels of poverty, malnutrition, and inequality in Mexico... Learn More
    Published: 5th September 2012
    Hardback | £54.00
  5. Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy
    Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy is pioneering microanalysis of 59 Argentinean corporations between 1890 and 1930 that explains Argentina's failure to develop an efficient manufacturing sector, even as countries in... Learn More
    Published: 22nd June 2009
    Hardback | £48.00
  6. The Quest for “Just and Pure Law”
    Focusing on the political culture forged by Rocky Mountain workers from the 1870s through the 1920s, this book shows how the unique working-class politics of the region led to remarkable successes in securing progressive labor... Learn More
    Published: 12th March 2009
    Hardback | £62.00
  7. Between Tyranny and Anarchy
    Between Tyranny and Anarchy provides a unique comprehensive history and interpretation of efforts to establish democracies over two centuries in the major Latin American countries.... Learn More
    Published: 27th February 2009
    Hardback | £60.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  8. Social Foundations of Limited Dictatorship
    Using the Mexico of the late nineteenth and very early twentieth century as a test case, this book provides both a theory and methodology for the study of policy credibility in dictatorships.... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2008
    Hardback | £56.00
  9. Political Institutions and Financial Development
    Political Institutions and Financial Development demonstrates that political institutions are the primary drivers of a country's financial system and that getting politics right is essential to creating a healthy financial system... Learn More
    Published: 14th December 2007
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  10. Party, Process, and Political Change in Congress, Volume 2
    The authors in this edited volume examine the political economy of the history of Congress by showing how changes in Congressional practices and institutions are related to key economic and political events.... Learn More
    Published: 16th August 2007
    Hardback | £83.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  11. The Ancient Economy
    Historians and archaeologists normally assume that the economies of ancient Greece and Rome between about 1000 BC and AD 500 were distinct from those of Egypt and the Near East. However, very different kinds of evidence survive... Learn More
    Published: 26th January 2007
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. Chimneys in the Desert
    This book offers a new perspective on the history of Argentina by studying economics through the lens of traditionally non-economic perspectives, such as the importance of politics, consumerist culture, women, paternalism, nation-building,... Learn More
    Published: 23rd December 2005
    Hardback | £72.00
  13. Native Capital
    This book analyzes the contribution of financial market institutions—banks and the stock and bond exchange—to São Paulo's economic modernization at the turn of the twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 30th September 2005
    Hardback | £55.00
  14. James Madison
    In recent years, the study of James Madison and his contributions to early American politics has enjoyed a growing audience among scholars and students of modern American politics. Not only did Madison establish the fundamental... Learn More
    Published: 5th August 2003
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  15. The Political Economy of Protection
    This book explains why countries, especially developing countries, change their trade policies over the course of history. It does so through an interdisciplinary approach which borrows analyses from both political science and... Learn More
    Published: 29th March 2005
    Hardback | £53.00
  16. Order Against Progress
    This study presents a new and provocative picture of the impact of railroads on the Brazilian economy. How did foreign investment in infrastructure affect a relatively backward Latin American economy? The author engages this... Learn More
    Published: 25th August 2003
    Hardback | £58.00
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