The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900 / Edition 1

The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900 / Edition 1

by Richard Franklin Bensel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052177604X

ISBN-13: 9780521776042

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521776042
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
614,432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; List of maps and charts; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Uneven economic development in the United States; 3. Platform demands, party competition and industrialization; 4. Claims on wealth and electoral coalitions; 5. Political construction of the national market; 6. Political administration and defense of the Gold Standard; 7. Tariff protection and the Republican party; 8. Conclusion; Index.

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