The Cambridge Economic History of the United States. Vols.I-IIIКНИГИ / ИСТОРИЯ
Автор: Stanley L. Engerman and Robert E. Gallman Название: The Cambridge Economic History of the United States. Vols.I-III Издательство: Cambridge University Press Год: 1996-2000 ISBN: 978-0521394420; 978-0521553070; 978-0521553087 Язык: English Формат: pdf Размер: 53 mb Страниц: 500+1008+1200
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 of 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.
This volume surveys the economic history of British North America, including Canada and the Caribbean, and of the early United States, from early settlement by Europeans to the end of the eighteenth century.
The book includes chapters on the economic history of Native Americans (to 1860), and also on the European and African backgrounds to colonization. Subsequent chapters cover the settlement and growth of the colonies; British mercantilist policies and the American colonies; and the American Revolution, the Constitution, and economic developments through 1800.
Vol. 2: The Long Nineteenth Century
Volume 2 surveys the economic history of the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean during the nineteenth century. Five main themes frame the economic changes described in the volume: the migration of labor and capital from Europe, Asia, and Africa to the Americas; westward expansion; slavery and its aftermath; the process of industrialization; and the social consequences of economic growth that led to fundamental changes in the role of government. Other topics include inequality, population, labor, agriculture, entrepreneurship, transportation, banking and finance, business law, and international trade.
Vol. 3: The Twentieth Century
Volume 3 surveys the economic history of the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean during the twentieth century. Its chapters trace the century's major events, notably the Great Depression and the two world wars, as well as its long-term trends, such as changing technology, the rise of the corporate economy, and the development of labor law. The book also discusses agriculture, population, labor markets, and urban and regional structural changes.