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The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900 - Richard Franklin Bensel

The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900

Paperback Published: 11th September 2003
ISBN: 9780521776042
Number Of Pages: 576

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In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the United States underwent an extremely rapid industrial expansion that moved the nation into the front ranks of the world economy. At the same time, the nation maintained democratic institutions as the primary means of allocating political offices and power. As the combination of robust democratic institutions and rapid industrialization is rarely found in world history, this book explains how economic development and democracy coexisted in the United States during industrialization.

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'This book fully delivers on the expansive promise of its title ... [the author] provides counterweight to the arguments of some researchers that ethno-cultural issues, such as temperance, provided the basis for party differences during the post bellum period.' Business History 'No historian interested in the period and issues covered by this book can afford to neglect it.' History

List of tables
List of maps and charts
Preface
Introduction
Uneven economic development in the United States
Platform demands, party competition and industrialization
Claims on wealth and electoral coalitions
Political construction of the national market
Political administration and defense of the Gold Standard
Tariff protection and the Republican party
Conclusion
Index
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ISBN: 9780521776042
ISBN-10: 052177604X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 11th September 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.77

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