Meyer Weinberg's documentary reference, America's Economic Heritage, provides a first-hand view of our nation's economic development. Volume I, From a Colonial to a Capitalist Economy, examines topics such as the growth of manufacturing and a home market, supplying a labor force, the change from imperial rule to self-government, agricultural expansion and industrialization, tariffs, slavery, the growth of transportation, wage labor, and the business-government relationship. Volume II, A Mature Economy, continues themes introduced in Volume I, and includes modern issues such as mass production, advertising, the world economy, and the modern labor force. The documents are grouped around nine broad themes--land, agriculture, commerce, labor, manufacturing, foreign trade, government, money and banking, and industrial research. Explicit cross-references and a detailed index help the reader to locate related materials in different periods.