Publications

Forthcoming

David Pretel (forthcoming): "Tracks to Conflict: Railways and Capitalism in Mexico’s Periphery," In Dagmar Schäfer, Francesca Bray, Tiago Saraiva, Matteo Valleriani, and Shadreck Chirikure (eds.), Cambridge History of Technology, Vol. III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2024

David Pretel (2024): "Reinventing Development: The Patent Controversy of the 1960s and 1970s," In G. Mateos and E. Suarez, Interrogating Development: the mobilization of sciences, technologies, and technical assistance in postwar Mexico. Cham: Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology.

David Pretel (2024): "Review of Gregg Mitman, Empire of Rubber: Firestone's Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia," Illes i Imperis - Islands and Empires, 26.

Carlos Marichal and David Pretel (2024): "Introduction: The Colours of Globalisation," In C. Marichal & D. Pretel: Colours, Commodities and the Birth of Globalization: A History of the Natural Dyes of the Americas, 1500–2000. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 1-13.

David Pretel (2024): "Defying Substitution: A Caribbean Dyewood in the Synthetic Age," In Carlos Marichal and David Pretel: Colours, Commodities and the Birth of Globalization: A History of the Natural Dyes of the Americas, 1500–2000. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 203-217.

Carlos Marichal and David Pretel (2024): Colours, Commodities and the Birth of Globalization: A History of the Natural Dyes of the Americas, 1500–2000. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781350408111.

2023

Saul Guerrero and David Pretel (2023): "Silver Refining in the New World: A Singularity in the History of Useful Knowledge," History of Science, 62 (2), (2024). First published online July 31, 2023, pp. 175-201.

David Pretel (2023): "Towards a Technological History of Commodity Production," in Curry-Machado, J., Stubbs, J., Clarence-Smith, W., and Vos, J. (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Commodity History . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 239-266.

David Pretel (2023): "Hidden Connections: The Global History of Jungle Commodities," Technology and Culture, vol. 64 no. 1, 202-219.

David Pretel (2023): "Latin America in the Global History of Technology," in L. Hilaire-Perez, G. Carnino and J. Lamy (eds.): Global History of Technology (Brepols, Global Matters series). Both English and French editions, 233-249.

2022

David Pretel (2022): "Capitalismo y esclavitud: Nuevas historias, viejos debates," Ayer: Revista de Historia Contemporánea,126 (2), 331-345.

David Pretel (2022): "Latin America and the Emergence of an International Patent System," Artefact. Techniques, histoire et sciences humaines, 16, 269-287.

David Pretel (2022): "Ingenieros e historia en América Latina: una introducción," in Luz María Uhthoff and María Cecilia Zuleta (eds.): Historias de ingenieros en América Latina. Entre el Estado y los desafíos productivos, 1870-1980 (Ciudad de México: El Colegio de México), 4-21.

David Pretel (2022): "Reparaciones por la esclavitud: debate internacional y reflexiones sobre el caso español," in Martin Rodrigo (ed.): Del olvido a la memoria: La esclavitud en la España contemporánea (Barcelona: Icaria), 317-338.

2021

David Pretel (2021): "Review of Rajeshwari Dutt, Empire on Edge: The British Struggle for Order in Belize," Hispanic American Historical Review, 101 (4), 708-10.

David Pretel (2021): "The Maya Forest and Indigenous Resistance during the Caste War," Global Environment: A Journal of Transdisciplinary History, 14:1, 120–145.

2020

David Pretel (2020): "Reacciones en cadena: cambio tecnológico global y frontera forestal en la península de Yucatán (c. 1850 - 1950)," Historia Mexicana, nº. 276 , 259-311. (awarded an honorable mention by the CMCH).

David Pretel (2020): "Review of A. Resendez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America," Illes i imperis, 22, 289-293.

Rafael Castro, Nadia Fernández and David Pretel (2020): "Technology Transfer Networks in the First Industrial Age: The case of Derosne & Cail and the Sugar Industry (1812-1871)," Business History, 62:7, 1107-1136.

2019

David Pretel (2019): "Technology and the Fates of Three Caribbean Commodities," History of Technology,  Vol. 34 (1), 127-148.

David Pretel, Ian Inkster and Helge Wendt (2019): "Technology in Latin American History: Perspectives, Scales and Comparisons," History of Technology, 34 (1), 1-22.

David Pretel (2019): "Invenciones institucionales: El sistema de patentes en las colonias españolas durante el siglo XIX," América Latina en la Historia Económica / Latin America in Economic History, 26 (2), 1-23.

2018

David Pretel (2018): "Blog entry: The History of Technology After the Global Turn." Palgrave Macmillan Author Blog.

David Pretel (2018): Institutionalising Patents in Nineteenth-Century Spain. London: Palgrave.

David Pretel and Lino Camprubí (2018): Technology and Globalisation: Networks of Experts in World History. London: Palgrave.

David Pretel (2018): "The global rise of patent expertise during the late 19th century," in Pretel, D. and Camprubí, L. (eds.), Technology and Globalisation: Networks of Experts in World History (Palgrave-Macmillan), 129-157.

David Pretel and Lino Camprubí (2018): "Technological Encounters: Locating Experts in the History of Globalisation," in Pretel, D. and Camprubí, L.: Technology and Globalisation: Networks of experts in world history (Palgrave-Macmillan), 1-26.

2017

David Pretel (2017): "Review of A. Finucane, The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain and the Struggle for Empire," Journal of American History 104 (3), 752-753.

David Pretel (2017): "Review of E. Beatty, Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico," Investigaciones de Historia Económica / Economic History Research, vol. 13, nº 2, 133-134.

David Pretel (2017): "La Economía Política del Sistema Español de Patentes en Perspectiva Internacional, 1826-1902," Investigaciones de Historia Económica-Economic History Research, 190-200.

2016

David Pretel (2016): "Review of E. Saccarelli and L.Varadarajan, Imperialism Past and Present," Illes i Imperis - Islands and Empires, 18, 119-121.

2015

Adrian Leonard and David Pretel (2015): The Caribbean and the Atlantic World Economy: Circuits of Trade, Money and Knowledge, 1650-1914. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series.

Adrian Leonard and David Pretel (2015): "Experiments in Modernity: The Making of the Atlantic World Economy," in A. Leonard and D. Pretel (eds.): The Caribbean and the Atlantic World Economy: Circuits of Trade, Money and Knowledge, 1650-1914 (Palgrave- Macmillan, Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series), 1-14.

David Pretel and Nadia Fernandez de Pinedo (2015): "Circuits of Knowledge: Foreign Technology and Transnational Expertise in Nineteenth-Century Cuba," in A. Leonard and D. Pretel (eds.), The Caribbean and the Atlantic World Economy: Circuits of Trade, Money and Knowledge, 1650-1914 (Palgrave- Macmillan, Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series), 263-289.

2014

Patricio Saiz and David Pretel (2014): "Why Did Multinationals Patent in Spain? Several Historical Inquiries," in Pierre-Yves Donzé and Shigehiro Nishimura (eds.): Organizing Global Technology Flow: Institutions, Actors, and Processes (New York: Routledge), 39-59.

2012

David Pretel and Patricio Saiz (2012): "Patent Agents in the European Periphery: Spain 1826-1902," History of Technology, 32 (1), 97-114.

2011

Patricio Sáiz, Francisco Cayón, David Pretel (et al.) (2011): "200 años de Patentes," (Madrid: OEPM, Ministerio de Industria).

2010

Nadia Fernández, David Pretel and Patricio Sáiz (2010): "Patents, Sugar Technology and Sub-Imperial Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Cuba." History of Technology, 30 (1), 47-62.

2009

David Pretel (2009): "Invención, nacionalismo tecnológico y progreso: el discurso de la propiedad industrial en la España del siglo XIX," Empiria: Revista de Metodología de Ciencias Sociales, 18 (1), 59-93.

David Pretel (2009): "Review of C. MacLeod, Heroes of Invention: Technology, Liberalism and British Identity," Investigaciones de Historia Económica / Economic History Research, vol. 5, nº 13, 193-195.

Jose Maria Arribas, Lino Camprubí and David Pretel (2009): "Presentación Monográfico sobre Historia de la Ciencia," Empiria: Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales, 18 (1), 1-6.

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