Hardcover. New York, Harry N Abrams, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. NY, Harcourt Brace, 1st, 1947, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a worn dust jacket. 288 pages. A detailed study of how industrialized farming is changing America's rural communities and small farm families. Circa post WW2. Sticker on spine of dj, otherwise clean, no markings.
Softcover. Chapel Hill NC, University of North Carolina Press, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 235 pages, b&w illustrations. Focusing on the porkpacking industry in Iowa, Fink investigates the experience of the rural working class and highlights its significance in shaping the state's economic, political, and social contours. Fink draws both on interviews and on her own firsthand experience working on the production floor of a pork-processing plant. She weaves a fascinating account of the meatpacking industry's history in Iowa--a history, she notes, that has been experienced differently by male and female, immigrant and native-born, white and black workers. Like new.
Hardcover. New York, Augustus M. Kelley, reprint, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 256 pages, with photographs, illustrations and charts. Minor dust jacket edge wear and price clipped, otherwise,bright and tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 6th pr., 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 615 pages. WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE. * Pulitzer Prize finalist that's as unsettling as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist. "Masterly . An astonishing achievement." --The New York Times The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Sven Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today. In a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful politicians recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to make and remake global capitalism. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Lawrence KS, Coronado Press, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 217 pages, green cloth over boards. Limited to 400 copies. The author was a scholar on the banking business in the early American west, especially Kansas.
Softcover. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 234 pages. Behind all of the statistics on downsizing, the shrinking of our industrial base, and the folly of short-sighted management is the human drama of working women and men and their unions, struggling for dignity, fairness, and security. In Farewell to the Factory, Ruth Milkman tells us the stories of workers in a New Jersey auto plant. Milkman's scholarship makes a valuable contribution to the national conversation on restoring the American Dream for working families. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston, University of Massauchusetts Press, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 267 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, tight copy with black and white photographs in center. Little to no wear to edges.
Hardcover. New York, George H. Doran, 2nd pr., 1925, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Early reprint. No Doran colophon, 1925 on (C) page but publisher's decorative device on title page. Green cloth, gilt lettering on spine faded otherwise clean, tight.
Hardcover. Homewood, Illinois, Richard D. Irwin, Inc., 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 545 pages. Reprints of 18 articles approaching marketing issues from a mathematical viewpoint. Dark blue cloth covers, light blue spine, black & gilt titles, illustrated dust jacket with mylar protective covering, numerous b&w diagrams, charts and graphs. Dust jacket discolored at edges and spine, chipping to edges, small half-inch chunk from bottom front right corner, though dust jacket still very neat with mylar covering, clean boards, pages crisp and unmarked; a very neat, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Simon & Schuster, First Edition, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 370 pages. Hardcover. Red & black cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Dust jacket with light marginal wear to edges. Clean & unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Harvard University, 3rd pr., 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 888 pages, in a worn, repaired dust jacket. 12 pages of portraits + occasional tables. Includes 216 pages of Source Notes, Bibliography, Index. An intricate and comprehensive history of international finance as practiced by thr House of Morgan. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Leiden GR, Walburg Pers, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. In 1604 the Dutch East India Company (VOC) gained the monopoly of trade from the Dutch Republic with Asia and expanded to become the greatest shipping and trading company in the world during the 17th and 18th centuries. Through the trade in pepper and cinnamon and, later on, in products such as silk, tea and porcelain the VOC gave the Netherlands a period of unprecedented economic and cultural prosperity. In this richly illustrated authoritative standard work Femme Gaastra sheds light on all facets of this unique company. For example, why was so much political power granted to what began as a commercial enterprise? What management structure was chosen? How was the VOC financed, how were the ships built and how were the nearly 5,000 voyages to the East organised? Why did tens of thousands of Europeans choose voluntarily to work for the VOC and thus for journeys full of hardship and with enormous risks? What were the working conditions on board like and how much military assistance was given? Using a wealth of historical material Gaastra shows us the enormous extent of activities of the VOC, which products were traded and what profits were made in the nearly two centuries of the existence of the enterprise. But he also shows us how war was conducted, often brutally, how competitors were eliminated and supplies of spices were extracted by force. A fascinating account of the founding, expansion and decline of the VOC.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday Page & Co., 1st, 1924, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, black cloth, title on spine faded, 306 pages. Stated first edition. Signs of former library book but clean internally. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf.