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The Dynamic Economy of a Free People

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674257467

Publication Date: 04/01/1990


656 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

44 tables


  • 1. The Road to Jamestown
  • 2. The Promised Land
  • 3. A Growing People
  • 4. Independence
  • 5. The Early American Industrial Revolution
  • 6. Money and Banking before the Civil War
  • 7. Values, Law, and the Developing Economy
  • 8. The Agricultural Republic
  • 9. In the Wake of the Civil War
  • 10. Three Frontiers
  • 11. The Maturing of American Industry
  • 12. Workers in Industry
  • 13. Mostly Foreign Affairs
  • 14. The Undertow of Prosperity
  • 15. Coping with the Great Depression
  • 16. The Second Great War and Its Aftermath
  • 17. From Recent Times to the Present and Future
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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