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Analysis of economic history from about 1800 to the late 1950s.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Seymour E. Harris
Publisher: Beard Books
Release: 2002
File: 572 Pages
ISBN-13: 158798136X

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Essays examine various aspects of American economic history including economic trends, productivity, foreign trade, and tariffs.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Glenn Porter
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
Release: 1980
File: 1286 Pages
ISBN-13: 0684162717

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Genre: United States
Author: Robert Christian Puth
Publisher:
Release: 1988
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:39000004240300

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America's present economy, understood through its past. Rich in both quantitative techniques and economic theory, American Economic History demonstrates how an understanding of our past can illuminate economic issues that face society today and in the future. In simple, elegant language, this text walks readers through four centuries of political, social, and economic history, focusing on laws and institutions and emphasizing current economic topics. The eighth edition has been updated and revised, and includes expanded discussions on population, health, and labor; education; the automobile industry; income and taxes; social security; unemployment; regulation and the financial industry; and the history of economic recessions.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jonathan R. T. Hughes
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 2011
File: 694 Pages
ISBN-13: NWU:35556040182875

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Offering new research on strategic factors in the development of the nineteenth century American economy—labor, capital, and political structure—the contributors to this volume employ a methodology innovated by Robert W. Fogel, one of the leading pioneers of the "new economic history." Fogel's work is distinguished by the application of economic theory and large-scale quantitative evidence to long-standing historical questions. These sixteen essays reveal, by example, the continuing vitality of Fogel's approach. The authors use an astonishing variety of data, including genealogies, the U.S. federal population census manuscripts, manumission and probate records, firm accounts, farmers' account books, and slave narratives, to address collectively market integration and its impact on the lives of Americans. The evolution of markets in agricultural and manufacturing labor is considered first; that concerning capital and credit follows. The demography of free and slave populations is the subject of the third section, and the final group of papers examines the extra-market institutions of governments and unions.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Claudia Goldin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2008-04-15
File: 502 Pages
ISBN-13: 0226301354

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Provides a case study in modern economic development and the problems and conditions fostered by three hundred years of economic change in America

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Harold Underwood Faulkner
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row
Release: 1976
File: 514 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105036733025

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Covering figures, events, policies, and organizations, this comprehensive reference tool enhances readers' appreciation of the role economics has played in U.S. history since 1776. • Emphasizes an understanding of economics rather than of history that happens to touch on an economic event • Opens with an overview that succinctly outlines U.S. economic history, preparing the reader to better understand and use the dictionary entries • Provides comprehensive, integrated backgrounds on the most important innovations in U.S. economic history • Gives readers a full picture of economic developments in the new economy by covering subjects such as the growth of Silicon Valley during the information revolution of the late 20th and early 21st centuries • Ties people, places, and issues to innovations, helping students put technological change into a broader context

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: James S. Olson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2015-04-28
File: 695 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610696982

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The period since 1945 has seen the US economy evolve from an expanding consumer society in which affluence was more widely distributed than before, through to the economic challenges of recessions in the 1970s, and 1980's and the competitive challenge from overseas rivals, notably Japan.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Michael French
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release: 1997
File: 236 Pages
ISBN-13: 0719041856

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Analyzes Native American history against an economic background.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Erica Margaret Bates
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 1999
File: 301 Pages
ISBN-13: 0313306230

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Economics as a discipline often relies on abstract theories and formulas to explain the functions of national economies. The American Economic History Reader: Documents and Readings is a collection of primary documents and previously-published essays illustrating the practical applications of these theories in real life, showing how and why the American economy developed as it did. It identifies and explains some of the key questions in economic history, as well as documents some of the leading voices in the discipline. Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter provide students with an additional study tool. Twelve chapters survey the development and growth of the American economy from colonial times through the presidency of George W. Bush. Each chapter focuses on a controversial issue in American economic history and includes two or more articles written by experts that provide different interpretations of that issue, together with a series of related primary source documents. Each chapter begins with a general introduction that briefly outlines an important question in American economic history, and concludes with a list of additional relevant sources on the topic.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: John William Malsberger
Publisher:
Release: 2009
File: 556 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015082718845

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