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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(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.