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A Study of the Role of Government in the American Economy: Massachusetts, 1774–1861, Revised Edition

The Handlins have broken a path into an area of American economic history too long neglected. They have cleared out many misconceptions concerning corporate techniques, and they have given their readers a thesis which should be an inspiration for further investigation.Journal of Economic History

The authors have carried through a difficult task thoroughly and effectively. They have illuminated a hitherto dark corner of American economic history and have contributed significantly to our understanding of the development of life and society in Massachusetts.New England Quarterly

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