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American Economic History / Edition 8

American Economic History / Edition 8

by Jonathan Hughes, Louis Cain
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ISBN-13: 9780137037414
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/17/2010
Series: Pearson Series in Economics (Hardcover)
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 289,342
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Colonial Period, 1607-1783

Chapter 1: Overseas Empire
Chapter 2: Colonial Development
Chapter 3: America on the Eve of Revolution
Chapter 4: Gaining Independence

Part 2: The National Period and Constitutional Crisis, 1783-1861

Chapter 5: Westward Expansion
Chapter 6: Population and Labor Force
Chapter 7: Law and the Rise of Classical American Capitalism
Chapter 8: Transportation: Internal Improvements and Urbanization
Chapter 9: Agricultural Expansion: The Conflict of Two Systems on the Land
Chapter 10: The Debate Over Slavery
Chapter 11: The Early Industrial Sector
Chapter 12: The Financial System and the International Economy

Part 3: The Rise of an Industrial Society, 1861-1914

Chapter 13: Economic Effects of the Civil War
Chapter 14: Railroads and Economic Development
Chapter 15: Post-Civil War Agriculture
Chapter 16: Population Growth and the Atlantic Migration
Chapter 17: Industrialization, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Growth
Chapter 18: Big Business and Government Intervention
Chapter 19: Financial Developments 1863-1914
Chapter 20: The Great Economy and Its International Relations
Chapter 21: Labor and the Law

Part 4: The Expansion of Federal Power, 1914-1945

Chapter 22: The Command Economy Emerges: World War I
Chapter 23: “Normalcy”: 1919-1929
Chapter 24: The Great Depression
Chapter 25: The New Deal
Chapter 26: The “Prosperity” of Wartime

Part 5: Brave New World? 1945–Present

Chapter 27: Before the New Frontier: The Postwar Economy
Chapter 28: Population, Health and Labor
Chapter 29: Postwar Industry and Agriculture
Chapter 30: To the New Millennium and Beyond
Chapter 31: Does Our Past Have a Future?

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