Land of Promise

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-17
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of America's leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of America's rise to become the world's dominant economy. As ideological free marketers continue to square off against Keynesians in Congress and the press, economic policy remains at the center of political debate. Land of Promise offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our past-wisdom that offers lessons essential to our future. Building upon the strength and lucidity of his New York Times Notable Books The Next American Nation and Hamilton's Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperity-insight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.

Table of Contents

A Land of Promisep. 1
The Preindustrial Economyp. 79
Nation Buildingp. 21
The First American Economyp. 49
The Age of Steamp. 81
"There Is Nothing That Cannot Be Produced by Machinery": The First Industrial Revolutionp. 83
American Systemsp. 99
Plain Mechanic Power: The Civil War and the Second Republicp. 129
The Iron Horse and the Lightningp. 151
The Motor Agep. 187
Franklin's Baby: Electricity, Automobiles, and the Second Industrial Revolutionp. 189
The Day of Combinationp. 213
The New Erap. 235
A New Deal for Americap. 269
Arsenal of Democracyp. 307
The Glorious Thirty Yearsp. 329
The Great Dismantlingp. 363
The Information Agep. 393
As We May Think: The Third Industrial Revolutionp. 395
The Bubble Economyp. 423
The Next American Economyp. 451
Acknowledgmentsp. 483
Notesp. 485
Indexp. 553
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