American Economic History

ISBN-10: 0321278895
ISBN-13: 9780321278890
Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $193.33
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Colonial Period, 1607-1783
Overseas Empire
European Expansion and Discovery
England Overseas
Colonial Development
Towns and Seaports
Regional Specialization
The Common-Law Heritage
America on the Eve of Revolution
Population Sources and Growth
Wealth and Income
Was There a Money Shortage in Colonial America?
Gaining Independence
Expansion and the Western Lands
British Trade Policy
How Did Britain Affect American Economic Growth?
The End of Colonial Dependence
The War for Independence
How Much Did It Cost to Belong to Britain?
Photo Essay: Fur Trappers and Traders
The National Period and Constitutional Crisis, 1783-1861
Westward Expansion
The Constitutional Settlement of 1789-1791
The Land Ordinances of 1785 and 1787
Territorial Gains 1790-1853
Disposal of the Public Lands
Population and Labor Force
Size and Natural Increase
Immigration Before 1860
The End of White Servitude and the Continuation of Black Slavery
Labor in American Society Before 1860
Population Expansion and Overall Economic Growth
Income and Wealth Distribution by 1860
Law and the Rise of Classical American Capitalism
The Colonial Property Rights Heritage
Real Property Rights
Basic Legal Developments
Law, Income, and Wealth Transfers
Eminent Domain
Incorporation
The Supreme Court and Economic Growth Before 1860
Transportation, Internal Improvements, and Urbanization
The Internal Improvement Era
Roads, Canals, Steamboats, and Railroads
Urbanization
Photo Essay: Early Roadways and Waterways
Photo Essay: Boomtown
Agricultural Expansion: The Conflict of Two Systems on the Land
Settlement and Population
Cotton as a Foreign-Exchange Earner
Agricultural Labor: Dependence on Slavery
Western Expansion of Northern Agriculture
The Compromise Fails
Photo Essay: Two Agricultural Cultures
The Debate over Slavery
Why the Controversy?
The Slave Family
Was Slavery Doomed Without Civil War?
Why Did Slavery Persist?
Problems of the Slave "Business Firm"
Retrospect
The Early Industrial Sector
The Direction of Change in Manufacturing
Energy Sources
Industrial Location
Contrasts Between the North and South
Manufacturing and the Tariff Question
Photo Essay: Towns and Cities
The Financial System and the International Economy
Currency and Banking Developments
Other Intermediaries
The Financial Link: U.S. and World Economics
The Financial System and the Business Cycle
The Balance of Payments and the Cycle
Retrospect
Photo Essay: The California Gold Rush
Photo Essay: The China Trade
The Rise of an Industrial Society, 1861-1914
Economic Effects of the Civil War
Measures of the War's Costs
Financing the Civil War
Did the War Aid Industrialization?
Comparative Recovery: The North and the South After the War
Conclusion
Photo Essay: The Real Financial Costs of War
Railroads and Economic Development
Completion of the Rail Network
Railroads and Economic Growth
Railroads and the Attack on Big Business
Photo Essay: Railroad Expansion
Post-Civil War Agriculture
The Homestead and the End of the Frontier Era
Expanding Agriculture and the Price Dilemma
The Farmers' Complaint
Closing the Frontier: A Glimpse of the Far Future
Photo Essay: Farm Technology Moves West
Population Growth and the Atlantic Migration
Trends
Immigration and Growth
The Urban Magnet
Photo Essay: Immigration and the Urban Market
Industrialization and Urban Growth
Preliminary Observations
The Rise of Heavy Industry
Expansion of the Market
Urban Growth
Industrial Growth Under Capitalism
Photo Essay: Factories and Mass Production
Photo Essay: Scale Economies in the Retailing Revolution
Photo Essay: Early Urban Mass Transit
Photo Essay: Invention and Innovation
Big Business and Government Intervention
Legal Changes: Corporations and the Law
The Pivotal Point: Munn v. Illinois
The Antitrust Acts
Remarks on Government Intervention
Photo Essay: The Gilded Age
Financial Developments 1863-1914
Creating Financial Intermediation
Investment Banking and the Capital Market
The Currency Question
What Did the Populists Want?
The Giant Economy and Its International Relations
Trends in Trade and Payments
The Tariff Question Again
The Gold Standard in 1900
International Capital Flows
Photo Essay: The Tariff
Labor and the Law
Labor's Social Position
The Emergence of National Unions
Antitrust Law and the Unions
Prelude to the 1930s
Photo Essay: Women and Children in the Labor Force
Photo Essay: Labor Unrest
The Expansion of Federal Power, 1914-1945
The Command Economy Emerges: World War I
The Income Tax Amendment of 1913
World War I: The Numbers
The Command Economy
The Legacy of Wartime Control
Photo Essay: Modern War
"Normalcy": 1919-1929
Income Distribution
The Expansion of the 1920s
The Financial Sector
The Great Crash
Explanations
Photo Essay: The New Leisure
Photo Essay: Location by Automobile
The Great Depression
Perspective
1929-1941: The Statistical Bare Bones
Explanations of the Great Depression
Where Things Stand
Photo Essay: The Great Depression
Photo Essay: Urban Growth
The New Deal
Emergency Measures
The First New Deal
The Second New Deal
What Were They Doing?
The New Deal: A Social Revolution?
The Legacy of the Depression
Photo Essay: The New Deal Out of Doors
The "Prosperity" of Wartime
The Scope of War Mobilization
Financing the War
The War, Labor, and Family Income
Consumption and Investment
The Keynesian Lesson
Photo Essay: Modern War Again
Brave New World? 1945-Present
Before the New Frontier: The Postwar Economy
The Employment Act and Economic Stability, at Last
Postwar International Reorganization
General Considerations
Photo Essay: Prosperity Again
Population, Labor, and the Tertiary Sector
Population
Labor
Labor Force
Income Distribution
The Paradox of Tertiary Employment
Photo Essay: Facing the Environmental Crisis
Photo Essay: The Information Industry
Postwar Industry and Agriculture
Distribution of Employment and Value Added
Structure of Recent Industrial Growth
The Productivity Issue
The Old Economy: Decline of American Preeminence in Steel and Automobiles
The New Economy: American Preeminence in Electronics
Domestic Changes in Industrial Location
Modern Agriculture
Photo Essay: Competition Forces Progress
Photo Essay: Electronic Calculators
To the New Millennium and Beyond
The Fiscal Legacy of Camelot
The New Wave of Controls
The Long Peacetime Inflation
Stagflation and "Supply-Side" Economics
The Roaring 90s
Photo Essay: Alternative Energy
Photo Essay: International Markets
Does Our Past Have a Future?
Assets
Liabilities
Net Worth
Glossary
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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