Summary: In simple, elegant language, Hughes and Cain walk students through four centuries of political, social, and economic history, with a focus on laws and institutions and an emphasis on current economic topics that reflects the latest scholarship. Rich in both quantitative techniques and economic theory, American Economic History demonstrates how an understanding of our past can illuminate economic issues that face society today and in the future.Edition/Copyright: 7TH 07
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New To This Edition
- Thorough coverage of the post-1945 period, including sections on the agricultural, electronics, energy, financial services, and transportation sectors.
- Organized chronologically into five major parts: Colonial, National Period, Civil War and Post-Civil War, World War I and World War II, and post-World War II (1945 to the present). Each part is introduced with an essay that highlights social and political themes of the period.
- Companion Web site features multiple-choice, true/false, and essay question quizzes; Web links; PowerPoint slides of text figures; and an ''Ask the Author'' email forum.
- Extensive data update, incorporating the recent release of Historical Statistics, 2005
- New coverage of the prohibition and its effects on the economy in the early 20th century
- Inclusion of the latest research, such as the contention that the 1930s were the most productive decade for the U.S., and a comparison of the 1920s and 1990s
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
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