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

  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Foundations of Political Power
  • 2. Consolidation of Political Power
  • 3. To Encourage Industry and Economy
  • 4. The State in Association
  • 5. Commonwealth and Corporation
  • 6. The Law of Private Rights in a Commonwealth
  • 7. Acquiescence as State Policy
  • 8. Social Disorganization and Economic Policy
  • 9. Liberal Humanitarianism
  • 10. The Reform State
  • Appendixes
    • A. Statistics of the Constitutional Convention of 1780
    • B. Representation in the General Court, 1780–1820
    • C. Letter to the President and Directors of the Banks in Boston
    • D. Opinion of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, on the Life of the Corporation, 1802
    • E. Edward Everett on the Public Debt
    • F. Artisan Grievances Against the Corporation
    • G. Memoranda on the Role of Government in American Economic Development
  • Note on the Sources
  • Index

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