The Emergence of Industrial America: Strategic Factors in American Economic Growth Since 1870

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1982 - Business & Economics - 242 pages
This book contains a series of interpretive essays on the most dramatic aspects of American economic growth during the last century--the sweeping technological and organizational changes in manufacturing and agriculture and their profound economic and social consequences. The overall focus is the maturing of the American economy from a classic market economy, based primarily on small units of production and private enterprise, through the growth of industrialism and the structural transformation of the economy, to the modern mixed economy with its complex array of giant corporations and labor unions and greatly expanded government sector. The chapters are organized thematically. A distinctive feature of the book is the use of illustrative case studies in each chapter.
 

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Contents

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Peter George is Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at McMaster University. He is also an associate member of the Department of History.

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