A New Economic View of American History: From Colonial Times to 1940 (Second Edition)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-05-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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This book asks such questions as: did mercantilism cause the American Revolution?; was slavery profitable?; and what were the causes of the Great Depression?

Author Biography

Jeremy Atack is currently professor of economics at Vanderbilt University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 0
Introductionp. 1
The Colonial Economyp. 15
Mercantilism and the American Revolutionp. 28
Economic Growth Before 1860p. 52
Westward Expansion and the Transportation Revolutionp. 63
Industrial Change Before the Civil Warp. 83
Banks and Money Before the Civil Warp. 108
Northern Agricultural Expansion Before the Civil Warp. 130
Slavery and the Southern Economyp. 154
Slavery and Societyp. 187
Economics and the Coming of the Civil Warp. 208
The Economic Impact of the Civil Warp. 223
The South After the Civil Warp. 240
Economic Growth and Institutional Change After the Civil Warp. 266
Government Interventionp. 307
Economic Distribution and Equityp. 333
The Great Depressionp. 362
Epiloguep. 400
Indexp. 402
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