Summary: Rich in both quantitative techniques and economic theory,American Economic Historydemonstrates how an understanding of our past can illuminate economic issues that face society today and in the future. Overseas Empire; Colonial Development; America on the Eve of Revolution; Gaining Independence; Westward Expansion; Population and Labor Force; Law and the Rise of Classical American Capitalism; Transportation: Internal Improvements and Urbanization; Agricultural Expansion: The Conflic ...show moret of Two Systems on the Land; The Debate Over Slavery; The Early Industrial Sector; The Financial System and the International Economy; Economic Effects of the Civil War; Railroads and Economic Development; Post-Civil War Agriculture; Population Growth and the Atlantic Migration; Industrialization, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Growth; Big Business and Government Intervention; Financial Developments 1863-1914; The Great Economy and Its International Relations; Labor and the Law; The Command Economy Emerges: World War I; ''Normalcy'': 1919-1929; The Great Depression; The New Deal; The ''Prosperity'' of Wartime; Before the New Frontier: The Postwar Economy; Population, Health and Labor; Postwar Industry and Agriculture; To the New Millennium and Beyond; Does Our Past Have a Future? For those interested in learning how our present economy works by exploring its past. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 8TH 11
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