Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States

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Harper Collins, Apr 17, 2012 - History - 592 pages
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A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of America’s leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of America’s rise to become the world’s dominant economy. As ideological free marketers continue to square off against Keynesians in Congress and the press, economic policy remains at the center of political debate.

Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our past—wisdom that offers lessons essential to our future. Building upon the strength and lucidity of his New York Times Notable Books The Next American Nation and Hamilton’s Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperity—insight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.

 

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Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States

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Lind (policy director, economic growth program, New America Fdn.; columnist, Salon.com) argues that an ideological battle between the ideas of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton has shaped the ... Read full review

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The director of the New America Foundation's Economic Growth Program charts the technological innovations and the political response to those changes that have marked our economic history.Many of us ... Read full review

Contents

A Land of Promise
THE PREINDUSTRIAL ECONOMY
THE AGE OF STEAM
Republic
THE MOTOR
THE INFORMATION
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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Michael Lind is cofounder of the New America Foundation and policy director of its Economic Growth Program. His first three books of political journalism and history—The Next American Nation, Up from Conservatism, and Vietnam: The Necessary War—were all New York Times Notable Books. He writes frequently for the New York Times, Financial Times, and Salon.

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