An Economic History of the United States
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An Economic History of the United States

Connecting the Present with the Past

Mark V. Siegler

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An Economic History of the United States

Connecting the Present with the Past

Mark V. Siegler

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This pioneering textbook takes a thematic approach to the subject, resulting in a comprehensive understanding of historic economic issues in the United States. Siegler takes a thematic approach, and provides both the theoretical foundations and historical background needed to gain an in-depth understanding of the subject. Every chapter examines a specific topic, and the chapters are linked to each other to provide an overall view. The chronological approach is represented with a useful timeline as an appendix to show where the specific topics fit in the chronology. Chapter topics include: long-run causes of economic growth; economic history of income and wealth inequality; slavery, segregation, and discrimination; immigration and immigration policies; and an economic history of recessions and depressions. This book is ideally suited as a primary text for undergraduate courses in US economic history, as well as suitable courses on history degree programmes.

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Year
2017
ISBN
9781137393968
Edition
1
Introduction 
to 
U.S. 
Economic 
History
15
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1.6 
Consumer 
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with 
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Market 
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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. List of Figures
  4. List of Tables
  5. List of “Economic History in Action” Boxes
  6. Preface for Instructors
  7. Author’s Acknowledgments
  8. Publisher’s Acknowledgments
  9. Chapter 1 Introduction to U.S. Economic History
  10. Chapter 2 Standards of Living and American Economic Growth
  11. Chapter 3 European Settlement and the Columbian Exchange
  12. Chapter 4 Institutional Foundations
  13. Chapter 5 The Financial System and Capital Accumulation
  14. Chapter 6 Natural Capital
  15. Chapter 7 Population and Population Growth
  16. Chapter 8 Transportation and Communication
  17. Chapter 9 Agriculture
  18. Chapter 10 Manufacturing and Industrialization
  19. Chapter 11 Education
  20. Chapter 12 Labor and Labor Markets
  21. Chapter 13 The Distribution of Income and Wealth
  22. Chapter 14 Segregation and Discrimination
  23. Chapter 15 Immigration and Immigration Policies
  24. Chapter 16 The Growth of Government
  25. Chapter 17 Regulation and Antitrust Policies
  26. Chapter 18 Recessions, Depressions, and Stabilization Policies
  27. Chapter 19 Negative Externalities and Common Resources
  28. Chapter 20 Social Spending and the Welfare State
  29. Chapter 21 Connecting the Present with the Past and Future
  30. Appendix: Chronology of Important Events
  31. Index
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APA 6 Citation

Siegler, M. (2017). An Economic History of the United States (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/2996293/an-economic-history-of-the-united-states-connecting-the-present-with-the-past-pdf (Original work published 2017)

Chicago Citation

Siegler, Mark. (2017) 2017. An Economic History of the United States. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://www.perlego.com/book/2996293/an-economic-history-of-the-united-states-connecting-the-present-with-the-past-pdf.

Harvard Citation

Siegler, M. (2017) An Economic History of the United States. 1st edn. Bloomsbury Publishing. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/2996293/an-economic-history-of-the-united-states-connecting-the-present-with-the-past-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Siegler, Mark. An Economic History of the United States. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.