Historical Perspectives on the American Economy: Selected Readings
Robert Whaples, Dianne C. Betts
Cambridge University Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 636 pages
A student reader of the key topics in American economic history.
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Does the past have useful economics?
Colonial and early national economy
An economic interpretation of the American Revolution
The market and Massachusetts farmers 17501855
Slavery and servitude
The rise and fall of indentured servitude in the Americas An economic analysis
The anatomy of exploitation
Slavery The progressive institution?
The origins of American industrial success 18791940
Federal policy banking market structure and capital mobilization in the United States 18631913
A reappraisal of the causes of farm protest in the United States 18701900
The Wizard of Oz as a monetary allegory
Women in the economy
The changing economic role of women A quantitative approach
The Great Depression
Explaining the relative efficiency of slave agriculture in the antebellum South
The South since the Civil War
The trap of debt peonage
The economic revolution in the American South
The rise of American industrial might
The railroads The first modern business enterprises 1850s1860s
Notes on the social saving controversy
Industrial structure and the emergence of the modern industrial corporation
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