Other Side of the Frontier Economic Explorations into Native American History

ISBN-10: 0813333962
ISBN-13: 9780813333960
Edition: 1998 (Revised)
Authors: Linda Barrington
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Description: Comprising a collection of essays by scholars of Native American economic history, this work offers a detailed study of the interaction between the history of Native American economic development and the economic development of the US at large.

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List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 10/2/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Comprising a collection of essays by scholars of Native American economic history, this work offers a detailed study of the interaction between the history of Native American economic development and the economic development of the US at large.

Linda Barrington, Ph.D., is Managing Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS) in the ILR School at Cornell University. ICS is an interdisciplinary initiative that analyzes, teaches, and communicates broadly about monetary and nonmonetary rewards from work. Dr. Barrington's work appears in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic History, and the Historical Statistics of the U.S., as well as in numerous business/practitioner reports. She is editor and contributing author to The Other Side of the Frontier: Economic Explorations into Native American Economic History. Dr. Barrington has received underwriting for her research from various sources, including the Atlantic Philanthropies, Rockefeller Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, Gates Foundation, and most recently theU.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Barrington comes to the Institute for Compensation Studies from The Conference Board, a global business membership and research organization. There, she held several positions over the past 10 years, including economist, special assistant to the CEO, research director, and most recently Managing Director of Human Capital. Prior to The Conference Board, Dr. Barrington served on the economics faculty at Barnard College of Columbia University. There she published several articles on gender economics, poverty measurement, and economic history.Dr. Barrington earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Editor's Introduction: Native Americans and U.S. Economic History
Pre-Colonial Civilizations
Introduction: Relative Prices, Civilizations, and Evolving Institutions
Economy, Ecology, and Institutions in the Emergence of Humankind
The Mississippians and Economic Development Before European Colonization
Institutional Change in the Indian Horse Culture
Trade and Colonial Economies
Introduction: Intertwining Economies
Property Rights and Competition in the Depletion of the Beaver: Native Americans and the Hudson's Bay Company, 1700-1763
The Eighteenth-Century Southeastern American Indian Economy: Subsistence Versus Trade and Growth
Westward Expansion
Introduction: The Economic Historian's Use and Sources of Data
Could the Cherokee Have Survived in the Southeast?
Land, Population, Prices, and the Regulation of Natural Resources: The Lake Superior Ojibwa, 1790-1920
The Political Economy of Indian Wars
Twentieth-Century Federalism
Introduction: The Political Economy and History of Allotment
The Economics and Politics of Irrigation Projects on Indian Reservations, 1900-1940
The Political Economy of the Hawaiian Home Lands Program
About the Editor and Contributors
Index

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