History of the American Economy / Edition 12

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Overview

Tying America's past to the economic policies of today and beyond, HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY 12e presents events chronologically for easy understanding. Get a firm foundation in the evolution of the American economy with this ever-popular classic. Few text packages have the staying power of HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, 12E, the text that has helped generations of students understand how the American economy evolved. Completely updated, this classic text ties our past to the policies and debates of today and beyond. A variety of visual aids and provocative statistics encourage interest in the study of economic history. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111822927
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 174,738
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary M. Walton became the Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis in 1981 and is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of California, Davis. In addition, he is President of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, where he has designed and administered highly acclaimed economics and leadership programs (domestically and internationally) for high school seniors selected for their leadership potential, as well as for high school teachers. He credits much of his personal success to his coach at the University of California, Berkeley, the legendary Brutus Hamilton (U.S. Head Coach of Track and Field in the 1952 Olympics), and his success as an economist to his doctoral dissertation advisor, Douglass C. North (1993 Nobel Laureate in Economics).

Hugh Rockoff is Professor of Economics at Rutgers University and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has written extensively on banking and monetary history and wartime price controls. He enjoys teaching economic history to undergraduates and credits his success as an economist to his doctoral dissertation advisor, Robert W. Fogel (1993 Nobel Laureate in Economics).

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Table of Contents

1. Growth, Welfare, and the American Economy. PART I: THE COLONIAL ERA: 1607-1776. 2. Founding the Colonies. 3. Colonial Economic Activities. 4. The Economic Relations of the Colonies. 5. Economic Progress and Wealth. 6. Three Crises and Revolt. PART II: THE REVOLUTIONARY, EARLY NATIONAL, AND ANTEBELLUM ERAS: 1776-1860. 7. Hard Realities for a New Nation. 8. Land and the Early Western Movements. 9. Transportation and Market Growth. 10. Market Expansion and Industry in First Transition. 11. Labor During the Early Industrial Period. 12. Money and Banking in the Developing Economy. 13. The Entrenchment of Slavery and Regional Conflict. PART III: THE REUNIFICATION ERA: 1860-1920. 14. War, Recovery, and Regional Divergence. 15. Agriculture's Western Advance. 16. Railroads and Economic Change. 17. Industrial Expansion and Concentration. 18. The Emergence of America's Labor Consciousness. 19. Money, Prices and Finance in the Postbellum Era. 20. Commerce at Home and Abroad. PART IV: WAR, DEPRESSION, AND WAR AGAIN: 1914-1946. 21. World War I, 1914-1918. 22. The Roaring Twenties. 23. The Great Depression. 24. The New Deal. 25. World War II. PART V: THE POSTWAR ERA: 1946 TO THE PRESENT. 26. The Changing Role of the U.S. Government. 27. Growth and the Business Cycle after World War II. 28. Manufacturing, Productivity, and Labor. 29. Achievements of the Past, Challenges for the Future.

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