Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century Europe, America, and the Wider World: Volume 2 America and the Wider World

Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century Europe, America, and the Wider World: Volume 2 America and the Wider World

By: William Nelson Parker (author), Robert Gallmam (series_editor), Louis Galambos (series_editor)Hardback

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This volume collects Professor Parker's major writings on American agricultural and industrial history, including some previously unpublished essays. Taken as a whole, these essays give an account of why and how the United States grew rich in the nineteenth century, as well as a background against which to judge the present position of the economy and its international position. Professor Parker focuses on the nineteenth-century experience of the three regions of the United States - northeast, south and midwest, and shows wherein lay the sources of their wealth and growth into a flourishing nation. A final chapter, looking at European development from an American perspective, is especially timely in view of the recent movements toward integration and democratisation in the 'mother continent'.

Contents

Acknowledgments; Dedication; Preface; A note on notes; Part I. America And Europe: A History: 1. American civilisation: the impulse from Europe; Part II. The South In Slavery And In Freedom: 2. The slave plantation in American agriculture; 3. Slavery and southern economic development: an hypothesis and some evidence; 4. Labour productivity in cotton farming: a problem of research; 5. The south in the national economy, 1865-1970; 6. Capitalism: southern style; Part III. Capitalist Dynamics Of The Rural North: 7. Breakthrough to the midwest; 8. Migration and a political culture; 9. The technological bases of a productive agriculture; 10. The true history of the northern farmer; Part IV. The North: Dynamics Of An Industrial Culture: 11. New England: the Puritan progenitor; 12. The industrial civilisation of the midwest Epilogue: Denouement and decline; Part V. American Values In A Capitalist World: 13. Political controls on a national economy; 14. Nationhood in a Common Market; 15. European industrialisation in an American mirror.

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  • ISBN13: 9780521254663
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 390
  • ID: 9780521254663
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 0521254663

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