Born:  July 6, 1931, New York City


Education:  University of Michigan:                B.A., 1953         Geology

                                            M.A., 1963        History

                                            Ph.D., 1969        U.S. Constitutional History



Academic:                   Bowling Green State University                     Instructor                               1965

     Department of History                                  Assistant Professor                 1969

     Bowling Green, Ohio                                    Associate Professor               1974

          Professor                               1982

          Professor Emeritus                 1991

     Indiana University, Bloomington                   Visiting Professor                    1992-1999

     Department of Business Economics and Public Policy




                                                                                 Department of History

                                                                        Bowling Green State University

                                                                             Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

                                                                                  Phone: (419) 372-2030


                                                                                305 Martindale Avenue

                                                                            Bowling Green, Ohio  43402

                                                                                 Phone:  (419) 352-5196







The Origins of the American Business Corporation, 1784-1855:  Broadening the Concept of Public Service During Industrialization, Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1982.  314 pages, 3 tables, bibliography, index


Famine in Peasant Societies, Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1986. 478 pages, 7 tables, 11 maps, bibliography, index


Famine in East Africa:  Food Production and Food Policies, Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1989, 283 pages, 8 tables, 4 maps, bibliography, index


The American Peasantry:  Southern Agricultural Labor and its Legacy, 1850-1995, A Study in Political Economy, Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1998, 600 pages, 45 tables, 9 maps, bibliography, index


Subsistence and Economic Development, Westport, Conn., Praeger, 2000, 284 pages, 4 tables, bibliography, index


A New Exploration of the Canadian Arctic, Surrey, B.C., Hancock House Publishers, 2002, 193 pages, 8 maps, 8 illustrations, 29 photographs, references


Origins and Growth of the Global Economy:  From the Fifteenth Century Onward, Westport, Praeger, 2003, 301 pages, 1 map, bibliography, index


An Economic History of the United States:  From 1607 to the Present, New York, Routledge, 2006, 357 pages, 5 maps, 3 tables, bibliography, index


Extinction:  The Future of Humanity, Surrey, B.C., Hancock House Publishers, 2010, 151 pages, 3 maps, bibliography, index





"Laws to Encourage Manufacturing:  New York Policy and the 1811 General Incorporation Statute," Business History Review, Vol. 46, 1972, 85-95


"The Transition to Continuous Rice Cultivation in Kalimantan," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 63, 1973, 218-225


"The Shading Cycle in Shifting Cultivation," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 63, 1973, 522-528


"The Origin of Tropical Grasslands in Kalimantan, Indonesia," Journal of Tropical Geography, Vol.. 40, 1975, 48-52


"Borrowed Laws to Speed Development:  Michigan, 1835-1863," Michigan History, Vol. 59, 1975, 38-68


"Social Restraints on Food Production in Indonesian Subsistence Culture," Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 8, 1977, 15-30


"The Public Service Origins of the American Business Corporation," Business History Review, Vol. 52, 1978, 30-60


"The Organization of the Republican Party in Michigan, 1846-1854," Old Northwest, Vol. 6, 1980-1981, 343-376


"Population Pressure and Land Use Change:  From Tree Crops to Sawah in Northwestern Kalimantan, Indonesia," Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Vol. 1, 1980, 61-67


"Slope Stability of the Ifugao Rice Terraces:  Banaue, Philippines," Philippine Geographical Journal, Vol. 34, 1980, 159-174


(Joseph J. Mancuso) "Precambrian Coal or Anthraxolite:  A Source for Graphite in High-Grade Schists and Gneisses," Economic Geology, Vol. 76, 1981, 951-954


(Ryochi Hayatsu, Randall E. Winans, David S. Newman, Joseph J. Mancuso) "Correlations Between the Chemical and the Geological Origins of Anthraxolite," Economic Geology, Vol. 78, 1983, 175-180.


"The Social Motivation for Placer Diamond Mining in Southeastern Kalimantan, Indonesia," Journal of Cultural Geography, Vol. 3, 1983, 56-60


"Hoe Shifting Cultivation in East African Subsistence Culture," Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Vol. 8, 1987, 60-71


"The Constitutionalization of Laissez-Faire Business Policy in the United States," Essays in Economic and Business History, Vol. 9, 1991, 35-50


"Portraits of Twentieth Century American Peasants:  Subsistence Social Values Recorded in All God's Dangers and Let us now Praise Famous Men," Agricultural History, Vol. 68, 1994, 199-218


Reprinted in: David O. Whitten, ed., Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin, 1793-1993, Washington, Agricultural History Society, 1994


“Slave Plantations in the United States:  How They were Managed,” Plantation Society in the Americas, Vol. 4, 1997, 41-66



Encyclopedia  Entries


Encyclopedia of Southern History, David C. Roller, Robert W. Twyman editors, Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1979

1.          Roger B. Taney

2.          Fletcher v Peck, 1810

3.          Worcester v Georgia, 1832


Encyclopedia of American Political History, Jack P. Greene, editor, Vol. 2, 728-737, New York, Scribner, 1984

             Laissez-Faire Business Policy: Corporations, and Capital Investment in the Early National Period


International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, William A. Darity, editor, 2nd edition, Detroit, Macmillan Reference, 2008

1.       Famine, Vol.3, 97-99

2.       Subsistence Agriculture, Vol. 8, 204-206