Ohio Canal Era: A Case Study of Government and the Economy, 1820-1861

Ohio Canal Era: A Case Study of Government and the Economy, 1820-1861

by Harry N. Scheiber
     
 

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Explores how Ohio - as a "public enterprise state," creating state agencies and mobilizing public resources for transport innovation and control - led in the process of economic change before the Civil War.

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Explores how Ohio - as a "public enterprise state," creating state agencies and mobilizing public resources for transport innovation and control - led in the process of economic change before the Civil War.

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From the Publisher

“This is a thoughtful, impressively well-informed, and perceptive study. It presents a careful, balanced, judicious, and non-doctrinaire analysis and discussion of the numerous elements in the economic growth and change in Ohio. It will be welcomed by all students of nineteenth-century United States history, and it ought to be required reading for economists and others who talk glibly about economic development as if it were a simple process.”
— Vernon Carstensen, Pacific Northwest Quarterly

 

 “Ohio Canal Era is a classic that ought to be read in every generation. It’s wonderful to have it back in print.”
— Charles W. McCurdy, University of Virginia

“A monumental and still definitive study of law and the economy in an American state.”
— Lawrence M. Friedman, Stanford Law School

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821419793
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition, New edition
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Harry N. Scheiber is the Riesenfeld Chair Professor of Law and History in the School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. Among his previous publications are The State and Freedom of Contract; Inter-Allied Conflicts and the Origins of Modern Ocean Law; American Law and the Constitutional Order; and some 150 articles in journals of history, law, economics, and political science.

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