American Economic History
Seymour E. Harris
Beard Books, Apr 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 572 pages
Harris (1897-1974) was editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics . In this 1961 anthology (reproduced with no changes or additions) he presented 16 articles that represented some of the prominent mainstream thinking of the time on broad issues of American economic development. The material ex
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POPULATION AND IMMIGRATION
THE PATTERN OF EMPLOYMENT SINCE 1800
NATURAL RESOURCE POLICIES IN AMERICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TRANSPORTATION IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS
UNIONISM AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE MODERN PERIOD
REGIONAL INCOME TRENDS 18401950
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agriculture American economic areas average banks Bureau of Economic business cycles capital Census cent changes collective bargaining commodities costs cotton debt decade decline demand depression East North Central economic growth Economic Research effect employers employment estimates expansion expenditures exports factors farm Federal Reserve gold gross national product groups immigration important industry investment labor force laissez faire land later major manufacturing ment million mineral mobilization monetary money supply National Bureau national income national unions nineteenth century nomic nominal money North Central organization output percentage period political postwar price level railroads rate of growth ratio reduced regional regulation relative result rise sector securities Simon Kuznets social South strikes structure Table Taft-Hartley Act tion trade transportation trend U.S. Bureau United wage earners wage share Wagner Act West workers World World War II York
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