Rise of the Rentier: France and the Making of Financial Modernity, 1830–1930
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Fellowship Work Summary, 2019–20
Alexia Yates drafted two articles. The first, “Investor Letters and the Everyday Practice of Finance in Nineteenth-century France,” forthcoming with French Historical Studies, will form the basis for two chapters in her work-in-progress Rise of the Rentier: France and the Making of Financial Modernity, 1830–1930. The second, “Beyond the Dual Revolution: Revisiting Capitalism in Modern France,” coauthored with Erika Vause, will appear as the introduction to a coedited special issue of French History (January 2021) on France and the new history of capitalism coedited by Vause and Yates. She also completed a draft of a manuscript entitled Real Estate and Global Urban History for Cambridge University Press’s Elements of Global Urban History series.