The Journal of Economic History is devoted to the study of economic phenomena in historical contexts. It is of interest not only to economic historians but also to economists, social scientists, and historians in general. The journal has broad coverage in terms of geographic scope, time frame, and methodology. Topics covered include economic growth, inequality, political economy, labor markets, money and banking, international trade, transportation, agriculture, education, urban growth, industrial organization, technological change, health and demography, and the role of government and regulation. In addition, a book review section keeps readers informed about new work in economic history and related fields.