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  • Soft Coal, Hard Choicesby Price V. Fishback

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 124.99

    Making use of economic theory and statistics, this study examines the economic lives of American coal miners in the early part of the 20th century. It emphasizes the competition among employers for labour, legal rights, the state of the labour market and the impact of trade unions. more...

  • Government and the American Economyby Price V. Fishback; Douglass C. North

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    The American economy has provided a level of well-being that has consistently ranked at or near the top of the international ladder. A key source of this success has been widespread participation in political and economic processes. In The Government and the American Economy, leading economic historians chronicle the significance of America’s... more...

  • A Prelude to the Welfare Stateby Price V. Fishback; Shawn Everett Kantor

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    Workers' compensation was arguably the first widespread social insurance program in the United States and the most successful form of labor legislation to emerge from the early Progressive Movement. Adopted in most states between 1910 and 1920, workers' compensation laws have been paving seen as the way for social security, Medicare, unemployment... more...

  • Well Worth Savingby Price V. Fishback; Jonathan Rose; Kenneth Snowden

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    The urgent demand for housing after World War I fueled a boom in residential construction that led to historic peaks in home ownership. Foreclosures at the time were rare, and when they did happen, lenders could quickly recoup their losses by selling into a strong market. But no mortgage system is equipped to deal with credit problems on the scale... more...

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