The American Economy: A Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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Cynthia Clark Northrup
ABC-CLIO, 2011 - Business & Economics - 1257 pages
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Based on a work originally published in 2003, The American Economy: A Historical Encyclopedia has been thoroughly updated with information on the accounting scandals of the early 2000s and the recession of 2008, including the government stimulus and bailout programs and the recession's impact on key markets.

With more than 600 short entries, 31 longer essays, and 32 primary source documents, the encyclopedia spans American history from colonial times to the present. Researchers will discover detailed information on people, events, and government actions that have shaped our economy, with entries on such seminal issues as slavery, migration patterns, the welfare state, the rise of the city, and the development of financial institutions. Throughout, special attention is paid to the interdependence of economics with political, social, and cultural forces. Covering everything from the national debt to monetary policy, law, unemployment, inflation, and government/business relations, this work is the ideal go-to resource for quick answers, in-depth analysis, or direction for further research.

 

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Contents

Cover
493
Title Page
iii
Copyright Page
iv
Table of Contents
v
Essays and Primary Source Documents
493
Bibliography
1185
About the Editor and Contributors
1251
Index
1
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Cynthia L. Clark, PhD, teaches at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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