Following on from the success of her book ‘Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757,’ Professor Emily Erikson recently edited ‘Chartering Capitalism: Organizing Markets, States, and Publics,’ a new volume published in the Political Power and Social Theory book series. The collection develops, extends and challenges insights on chartered companies such as the Dutch East India Company. The authors map out the complex interactions that took place between these companies, states, and commercial actors, and how they defined many of the political and economic structures of capitalism. The book features contributions from Yale Sociology’s Professor Julia Adams (with graduate student Chris Shughrue, of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Matthew Norton (Ph.D. 2012), and Nicholas Wilson (a recent postdoctoral fellow at Yale’s MacMillan Center). Valentina Assenova, a graduate student at Yale School of Management, coauthored the introduction with Emily.