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Issues in American Economic History

Issues in American Economic History - 05 edition

Issues in American Economic History - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780324290172

ISBN10: 0324290179

Issues in American Economic History by Roger LeRoy Miller and Robert L. Sexton - ISBN 9780324290172
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
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Issues in American Economic History by Roger LeRoy Miller and Robert L. Sexton - ISBN 9780324290172

ISBN13: 9780324290172

ISBN10: 0324290179

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
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Summary

Brief and accessibly written, Issues in American Economic History provides a look at important topics in the development of the American economy. It is designed to give students a sense of continuity and help to motivate their understanding of economics.

Benefits:

  • This book is shorter than most others, allowing for greater flexibility in use.
  • Excellent story-like reading.
  • "Biographies" and "Issues" features are included.
  • This book provides a general introduction to the science of economics in order to reinforce key economic concepts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART 1. INTRODUCTION.

1. Introduction to Economics and History.
2. Economic Growth and Development.

Issue: Can Greater Economic Freedom improve the Standard of Living?

3. Economic Systems Before the Opening of the New World.

Issue: Was Malthus Right?

PART 2. THE COLONIAL ERA.

4. The Age of Exploration and Spanish Colonization.

Issue: American Treasure, European Prices and the Rise of Commercial Capitalism.

5. Opening up North America

Issue: Was Engla'Lucas. Biography: Benjamin Franklin.

PART 3. THE RISE OF A NATIONAL ECONOMY.

6. From Unification to Secession.

Issue: Did Government Spur Economic Growth?

7. Agriculture, Cotton and National Growth.

Issue: Was Slavery Profitable?

8. Secession, War and Economic Change.

Issue: Did the Civil War Legislation Stimulate Growth?
Biography: Eli Whitney.
Biography: Nicholas Biddle.

PART 4. NEW STRIDES TOWARDS ECONOMIC PROMINENCE.

9. Peace and Renewed Progress.

Issue: Were Farmer's Complaints Justified?

10. Increasing the Tempo of Economic Life.

Issue: Did Workers Gain from Industrialization?

11. The Great War.

Issues: Was World War I the Real Emancipation?
Biography: Jay Gould. Biography: Andrew Carnegie.

PART 5. THE GREAT DEPRESSION, AND WORLD WAR II.

12. The Roaring Twenties and the Depressed Thirties.

Issue: Was the New Deal Truly Expansionary Fiscal Policy?

13. Facing Another World War.

Issue: Did World War II Pull Us Out of the Depression?
Biography: John L. Lewis.
Biography: Henry J. Kaiser.