James Fred Bateman, Jr. (1937 – January 10, 2012) was a noted economic historian. He served as the Nicholas A. Beadles Professor in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Bateman's main areas of research were US 19th century agricultural and industrial economic history. He served from 1982–83 as president of the Business History Conference and in 2010 he was elected as a Fellow of the Cliometric Society.
- Atack, J. and Bateman, F. (1987). To their own soil: Agriculture in the Antebellum North. Ames: Iowa State University Press.
- Bateman, F., and Weiss, T. J. (1981). A deplorable scarcity: The failure of industrialization in the slave economy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
References and notes
- Cliometrics Society: 2011 Fellows Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed Feb 2012)
- Eh.net: Fred Bateman Obituary Archived 2012-07-07 at Archive.today (Accessed Feb 2012)
- Rosenbloom, Joshua L. (2008) Quantitative economic history: the good of counting, Routledge (See page xii notes on contributors)
- Named the Outstanding Academic Book for 1987-88 by Choice Magazine and received the Theodore Saloutos Prize as the best book in agricultural history.
- Lindstrom, D., (October 01, 1987). Review of To Their Own Soil: Agriculture in the Antebellum North by Atack, J., & Bateman, F., Agricultural History, 61, 4, 85-87.
- Bogue, A. G.,(December 01, 1987). Review of To Their Own Soil. Agriculture in the Antebellum North. by Atack, J., & Bateman, F., Journal of Economic History, 47, 4, 1050-1051.