History of the American Economy

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Cengage Learning, Jun 5, 2009 - Business & Economics - 624 pages
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Few text packages have the staying power of HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, 11E -- the text that has helped generations of students understand how the American economy evolved. Completely updated, this classic text ties our past to the policies and debates of today and beyond. A variety of visual aids and provocative statistics encourage interest in the study of economic history.
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Contents

Growth Welfare and the American Economy
1
The Colonial Era 16071776
20
The Revolutionary Early National and Antebellum Eras 17761860
108
The Reunification Era 18601920
240
War Depression and War Again 19141946
378
The Postwar Era 1946 to the Present
484
Subject Index
575
Name Index
593
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Gary M. Walton became the Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis in 1981 and is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of California, Davis. In addition, he is President Emeritus of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, where he designed and administered highly acclaimed economics and leadership programs (domestically and internationally) for high school seniors selected for their leadership potential, as well as for high school teachers. Dr. Walton credits much of his personal success to his coach at the University of California, Berkeley -- the legendary Brutus Hamilton (U.S. Head Coach of Track and Field in the 1952 Olympics), and his success as an economist to his doctoral dissertation advisor, Douglass C. North (1993 Nobel Laureate in Economics).

Hugh Rockoff is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at Rutgers University and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has written extensively on banking and monetary history and the economics of war. He enjoys teaching economic history to undergraduates and credits his success as an economist to his doctoral dissertation advisor, Robert W. Fogel (1993 Nobel Laureate in Economics).

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