This volume recounts the development of capitalism and the age of machines through the voices of business leaders, working people, inventors, and a cast of presidents, generals, and patriots. This edition includes information on Indian-white relations, colonial agriculture, the genesis of slavery, and the role of port towns in the economic and social development of the colonies. Other topics include: the impact of early industrialization on working men and women in the nation's major citites; the factory system and the working women of Lowell; government regulation of the economy; causes of the Great Depression; the number of working women during the Truman-Eisenhower years; and the roots and aims of the powerful conservative movement of the 1980s.
1. Economic Transformation as a Theme of History. I. The Colonial Struggle: 1600 to the 1770s Out of the European Cradle. 2. The Colonization of America. 3. Setting the Economic Stage. II. An American Economy Takes Shape: The 1770s to 1870s. 4. The Declaration of Economic Independence. 5. Preparations for the Age of Manufacture. 6. The Structural Transformation. III. Industrialization Takes Command: The 1870s to 1929. 7. The Age of the Businessman. 8. The Technology of Industrialization. 9. From Trust to Antitrust. 10. Workers and Work. 11. Industrialization Rubs Off on Life. IV. From Laissez Faire to Mixed Economy: 1929 to Present. 12. The Great Depression. 13. The New Deal. 14. From Post-war Boom to Post-war Inflation. 15. The Conservative Era. 16. Contemporary America: Problems and Possibilities. 17. Epilogue: Looking Toward the Future.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 29th June 1998
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised