Stanley L. Engerman and Robert E. Gallman (eds.)
Title The Cambridge Economic History of the United States, 3 Vols.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 2000
0521394422 / 9780521394420
Seller ID 008840
In the past several decades there has been a significant increase in our knowledge of the economic history of the United States. This has come about in part because of the development in economic history, most particularly with the emergence of the statistical and analytical contributions of the new economic history, and in part because of related developments in social, labor, and political history that have important implications for the understanding of economic change. The Cambridge Economic History of the United States has been designed to take full account of new knowledge in the subject, while at the same time offering a comprehensive survey of the history of economic activity and economic change in the United States, and in those regions whose economies have at certain times been closely allied to that of the United States: Canada and the Caribbean. Contents Volume I Preface; 1. The history of Native Americans from before the arrival of the Europeans and Africans until the American Civil War; 2. The African background to American colonization; 3. The European background; 4. The settlement and growth of the colonies: population, labor, and economic development; 5. The Northern Colonies: economy and society, 16001775; 6. Economic and social development of the South; 7. Economic and social development of the British West Indies, from settlement to c. 1850; 8. British mercantilist policies and the American colonies; 9. The revolution, the constitution, and the new nation. Volume II 1. Economic growth and structural change in the long nineteenth century Robert E. Gallman; 2. The economy of Canada in the nineteenth century Marvin McInnis; 3. Inequality in the nineteenth century Clayne Pope; 4. The population of the United States, 17901920 Michael R. Haines; 5. The labor force in the nineteenth century Robert A. Margo; 6. The farm, the farmer, and the market Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman and William N. Parker; 7. Northern agriculture and the westward movement Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman and William N. Parker; 8. Slavery and its consequences for the South in the nineteenth century Stanley L. Engerman; 9. Technology and industrialization, 17901914 Kenneth L. Sokoloff and Stanley L. Engerman; 10. Entrepreneurship, business organization, and economic concentration Naomi R. Lamoreaux; 11. Business law and American economic history Tony Freyer; 12. Experimental federalism: the economics of American government 17891914 Richard Sylla; 13. Internal transportation in the nineteenth century Albert Fishlow; 14. Banking and finance, 17891914 Hugh Rockoff; 15. US foreign trade and the balance of payments, 18001913 Robert E. Lipsey; 16. International capital movements, domestic capital markets, and American economic growth, 18201914 Lance E. Davis and Robert J. Cull; 17. The social implications of American economic development Stuart Blumin. Volume III 1. American macroeconomic growth in the era of knowledge-based progress: the long-run perspective Moses Abramovitz and Paul A. David; 2. Structural changes: regional and urban Carol E. Heim; 3. Twentieth-century Canadian economic history Alan G. Green; 4. The twentieth-century record of inequality and poverty in the United States Robert D. Plotnick, Eugene Smolensky, Eirik Evenhouse and Siobhan Reilly; 5. The Great Depression Peter Temin; 6. War and the American economy in the twentieth century Michael Edelstein; 7. US foreign trade and trade policy in the twentieth century Peter H. Lindert; 8. United States foreign financial relations in the twentieth century Barry Eichengreen; 9. Twentieth-century American population growth Richard A. Easterlin; 10. Labor markets in the twentieth century Claudia Goldin; 11. Labor law Christopher L. Tomlins; 12. The transformation of northern agriculture from 19101990 Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode; 13. Banking and finance in the twentieth century Eugene N. White; 14. Twentieth-century technological change David Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg; 15. The US corporate economy in the twentieth century Louis Galambos; 16. Government regulation of business Richard H. K. Vietor; 17. The public sector W. Elliot Brownlee. Printed Pages: 2152. Set of 3 vols.
Economic History of the United States