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Historical Perspectives on the American Economy : Selected Readings - Robert Whaples

Historical Perspectives on the American Economy

Selected Readings

By: Robert Whaples (Editor), Dianne C. Betts (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th September 2014
ISBN: 9780521461078
Number Of Pages: 654

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A student reader of the key topics in American economic history. The readings are organised chronologically and thematically, covering such topics as: the colonial and early national economy, slavery and indentured servitude, the South since the Civil War, the origins of American industrial success, the causes of farm protest in the late nineteenth century, the role of women in the economy, and the Great Depression. Introductions add context, provide critical questions about the arguments and evidence, note important subsequent works, and suggest additional readings. Also included are a glossary and an appendix that provides a clear, simple introduction to regression analysis, needed to read the increasingly technical 'cliometric' articles in the field.

EditorsÆ introduction
Does the past have useful economics?
Colonial and Early National Economy
An economic interpretation of the American Revolution
The market and Massachusetts farmers 1750-1855
Slavery and Servitude
The rise and fall of indentured servitude in the Americas: an economic analysis
The anatomy of exploitation
Slavery: the progressive institution?
Explaining the relative efficiency of slave agriculture in the antebellum South
The South Since the Civil War
The trap of debt peonage
The economic revolution in the American South
The Rise of American Industrial Might
The railroads: the first modern business enterprises, 1850s-1860s
Notes on the social savings controversy
Industrial structure and the emergence of the modern industrial corporation
The origins of American industrial success, 1879-1940
Federal policy, banking market structure, and capital mobilization in the United States, 1863-1913
Populism and Postbellum Banking
A reappraisal of the causes of farm protest in the United States, 1870-1900
The æWizard of OzÆ as a monetary allegory
Women in the Economy
The changing economic role of women: a quantitative approach
The Great Depression
Factors accounting for changes in the stock of money
The fall in the demand for money
Appendix: basics of regression
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ISBN: 9780521461078
ISBN-10: 0521461073
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 654
Published: 11th September 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.04