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Europe, America, and the Wider World : Volume 2, America and the Wider World: Europe, America, and the Wider World: Volume 2, America and the Wider World America and the Wider World v.2 - William Nelson Parker

Europe, America, and the Wider World

Volume 2, America and the Wider World: Europe, America, and the Wider World: Volume 2, America and the Wider World America and the Wider World v.2

Hardcover Published: 26th April 1991
ISBN: 9780521254663
Number Of Pages: 390

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This volume collects Professor Parker's major writings on American agricultural and industrial history, including some essays not previously published. Taken as a whole, these essays give an account of why and how the United States grew rich in the nineteenth century, as well as a background against which to judge the present position of the economy and its international position. Professor Parker focuses on the nineteenth-century experience of the three regions of the United States--northeast, south and midwest, and shows wherein lay the sources of their wealth and growth into a flourishing nation. A final chapter, looking at European development from an American perspective, is especially timely in view of the recent movements toward integration and democratization in the "mother continent."

"Parker's work touches on almost all of the issues and research that have, in the past thirty-five years, completely restructured our understanding of American economic development. No one with the slightest acquaintance with recent American historiography will be surprised by the very strong sections on slavery and Southern agriculture and on agriculture in the Midwest--these are, after all, the subjects that made Bill famous. To those who do not know him well, however, the equally strong chapters covering the growth of industry and the relationship between politics and economic development will come as a very pleasant surprise." Lance E. Davis, California Institute of Technology "...these essays are jewels that have been enjoyed by more than one generation of scholars. My own teachers studied Parker's early work; as a student, I had the pleasure of contemplating many of these papers; now, with the completion of this two-volume series, my students will have easy access to all of them. This process has no doubt been repeated over the life cycles of many contemporary economic historians at universities across the country; long may it continue." Lee A. Craig, Business History Review "The fascinating second volume of Europe, America, and the Wider World brings together several (published and unpublished) works of the quality that have made the author an eminent economic historian...a contribution not only to the study of American economic history, but also to the use of socioeconomics in historical analysis." Avner Greif, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Acknowledgments
Dedication
Preface
A note on notes
America And Europe: A History
American civilisation: the impulse from Europe
The South In Slavery And In Freedom
The slave plantation in American agriculture
Slavery and southern economic development: an hypothesis and some evidence
Labour productivity in cotton farming: a problem of research
The south in the national economy, 1865-1970
Capitalism: southern style
Capitalist Dynamics Of The Rural North
Breakthrough to the midwest
Migration and a political culture
The technological bases of a productive agriculture
The true history of the northern farmer
The North: Dynamics Of An Industrial Culture
New England: the Puritan progenitor
The industrial civilisation of the midwest Epilogue: Denouement and decline
American Values In A Capitalist World
Political controls on a national economy
Nationhood in a Common Market
European industrialisation in an American mirror
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ISBN: 9780521254663
ISBN-10: 0521254663
Series: Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 26th April 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.7