Book Series

To encourage publication of scholarship pertinent to Hagley’s research collections and interests, the Center sponsors a monograph book series with Johns Hopkins University Press and edited volumes based on our conferences published through the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Books from Hagley Conferences

Capitalism and the Senses (2023)

Surveillance Capitalism in America (2021)

Capitalism's Hidden Worlds (2020)

Making Disability Modern: Design Histories (2020)

Captial Gains: Business and Politics in Twentieth-Century America (2017)

Green Capitalism? Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century (2017)

The Rise of Marketing and Market Research (2012)

Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (2009)

Winterthur Portfolio (Journal) (2009)

Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart (2008)

Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture, and Consumers (2007)

The Business of Tourism: Place, Faith, and History (2006)

Enterprise and Society (Journal) (2006)

Labor (Journal) 2005)

The Technological Fix: How People Use Technology to Create and Solve Problems (2004)

Commodifying Everything: Relationships of the Market (2003)

Industrializing Organisms: Introducing Evolutionary History (2003)

Technology & Culture (Journal) (2002)

Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies (2001)

Boys and their Toys: Masculinity, Class and Technology in America (2001)

Beauty and Business: Commerce, Gender, and Culture in Modern America (2000)

Enterprise & Society (Journal) (2000)

Men and Masculinities (Journal) (1999)

Business History Review (Journal) (1998)

His and Hers: Gender Consumption and Technology (1998)

Business and Economic History (Journal (1997)

Studies in Business, Technology, and Politics

John K. Brown, Spanning the Gilded Age: James Eads and the Great Steel Bridge (2024)

Daniel Robert, Courteous Capitalism: Public Relations and the Monopoly Problem, 1900-1930 (2023)

Christopher William England, Land and Liberty: Henry George and the Crafting of Modern Liberalism (2023)

JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy, Engineering Rules: Global Standard Setting Since 1880 (2021)

Sean Seyer, Sovereign Skies: The Origins of American Civil Aviation Policy (2021)

James P. Kraft, Havoc and Reform: Workplace Disasters in Modern America (2021)

Benjamin Sidney Michael Schwantes, The Train and the Telegraph: A Revisionist History (2019)

Lee Vinsel, Moving Violations: Automobiles, Experts, and Regulations in the United States (2019)

Helen Tangires, Movable Markets: Food Wholesaling in the Twentieth-Century CIty 2019

Michael Stamm, Dead Tree Media: Manufacturing the Newspaper in Twentieth-Century North America (2018)

Mark Aldrich, Back on Track: American Railroad Accidents and Safety, 1965-2015 (2018)

Studies in Industry and Society

Lars Heide, Punched-Card Systems and the Early Information Explosion, 1880-1945 (2009)

Kevin L. Borg, Auto Mechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth-Century America (2007)

Karen Ward Mahar, Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood (2006)

Pap A. Ndiaye, Nylon and Bombs: DuPont and the March of Modern America (2006)

JoAnne Yates, Structuring the Information Age: Life Insurance and Technology in the Twentieth Century (2005)

Elspeth H. Brown, The Corporate Eye: Photography and the Rationalization of American Commercial Culture, 1884-1929 (2005)

Thomas A. Kinney, The Carriage Trade: Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America (2004)

Amy Sue Bix, Inventing Ourselves Out of Jobs?: America's Debate over Technological Unemployment, 1929-1981 (2000)

Sara E. Wermiel, The Fireproof Building: Technology and Public Safety in the Nineteenth-Century American City (2000)

Clark Davis, Company Men: White-Collar Life and Corporate Cultures in Los Angeles, 1892-1941 (2000)

Jo Ann E. Argersinger, Making the Amalgamated: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Baltimore Clothing Industry, 1899-1939 (1999)

Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning (1999)

Joseph F. Spillane, Cocaine: From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace in the United States, 1884-1920 (1999)

Pamela Walker Laird, Advertising Progress: American Business and the Rise of Consumer Marketing (1998)

Thomas Heinrich, Ships for the Seven Seas: Philadelphia Shipbuilding in the Age of Industrial Capitalism (1997)

Mark Aldrich, Safety First: Technology, Labor, and Business in the Building of American Work Safety, 1870-1939 (1997)

James P. Kraft, Stage to Studio: Musicians and the Sound Revolution, 1890-1950 (1996)

Lindy Biggs, The Rational Factory: Architecture, Technology and Work in America's Age of Mass Production (1996)

Edward S. Cooke Jr., Making Furniture in Preindustrial America: The Social Economy of Newtown and Woodbury, Connecticut (1996)

John K. Brown, The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915: A Study in American Industrial Practice (1995)

JoAnne Yates, Control through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management (1989)

Cynthia J. Shelton, The Mills of Manayunk: Industrialization and Social Conflict in the Philadelphia Region, 1787-1837 (1986)

David A. Hounshell, From the American System to Mass Production, 1800-1932: The Development of Manufacturing Technology in the United States (1984)

John E. Bodnar, Workers' World: Kinship, Community, and Protest in an Industrial Society, 1900-1940 (1982)

Burton W. Folsom, Urban Capitalists: Entrepreneurs and City Growth in Pennsylvania's Lackawanna and Lehigh Regions, 1800-1920 (1981)