On the Career

As Marrs makes clear, the career plot of transbellum authors reveals how periodization has distorted what we could know about the works of writers stranded for too long on one side of the Civil War divide.

Post Transbellum?

What happens if we pair “post” and “transbellum”?

Capital in the Eighteenth Century

If Piketty had turned to literary writing before Austen, he would have found a world teeming with the world-creating energies of overseas trade that economic historians take very seriously.

Future by Numbers

To speak of the imperfection and incompleteness of numerical data is, for Piketty, a way of speaking about the work of the economist.

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