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The Economy of Colonial America - Edwin Perkins

The Economy of Colonial America

Paperback Published: 6th June 1988
ISBN: 9780231063395
Number Of Pages: 177
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This popular study, lauded by professors and scholars alike, has been diligently revised to reflect the tremendous amount of new research conducted during the last decade, and now includes a totally new chapter on women in the economy. Presenting a great deal of up-to-date information in a concise and lively style, the book surveys the main aspects of the colonial economy: population and economic expansion; the six main occupational groups (family farmers, indentured servants, slaves, artisans, great planters, and merchants); women in the economy; domestic and imperial taxes; the colonial monetary system; living standards for the typical family

His study is excellent: a concise and readable synthesis loaded with facts and figures about the colonial economy. Business History Review Anyone who keeps up with the literature on colonial economic history will find Perkins' overview useful and insightful... Perkins has moved us further out of the statistical 'dark age'. The Journal of Economic History

ISBN: 9780231063395
ISBN-10: 0231063393
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 177
Published: 6th June 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.88 x 13.82  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised