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Economic History

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  • Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracyby Daron Acemoglu; James A. Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    This book systematically explains why some countries are democracies while others are not. more...

  • The Great Waveby David Hackett Fischer

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 20.99

    David Hackett Fischer has gained a reputation for making history come alive--even stories as familiar as Paul Revere's ride or as complex as the transit of British culture to America. Now he has done it again in The Great Wave , a history of price movements and cultural change from the middle ages to the present.Fischer examines price records in... more...

  • The Great Merger Movement in American Business, 1895?1904by Naomi R. Lamoreaux

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 32.00

    Between 1895 and 1904 a great wave of mergers swept through the manufacturing sector of the United States' economy. This book explores the causes of the mergers, arguing that there was nothing natural or inevitable about turn-of-the-century combinations. Despite this conclusion, the author does not accept the view that they were necessarily a threat... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.00

    This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer... more...

  • World Economic Primacy: 1500-1990by Charles P. Kindleberger

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 104.99

    This work examines why certain countries have achieved, at some period in their history, economic superiority over all other countries. Not only looking at the factors that lead to this primacy, the author also explores the factors that cause this primacy. Beginning in 1350 with Italian city-states, the work continues through Portugal, Spain, the Low... more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    Like the United States today, Renaissance Florence and Victorian Britain were the richest, most dynamic economic systems of their times. Yet each succumbed to a fiscal crisis brought on by public debt and taxation and eventually fell into long-term economic decline. Now, public debt and taxation dominate the America policy agenda. Must the United States... more...

  • Moreby Robert M. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    This title explores the growth of America in terms of material prosperity. It interweaves economic history and cultural analysis onto his examination of postwar growth politics. The book contrasts the reasons for expansion and the way it has occurred in the past 50 years with the negative effects it has produced and the reactions against it. more...

  • Paternalistic Capitalismby Andreas G. Papandreou

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 67.50

    The distinguished economist and Greek political leader presents here a powerful critique of American capitalism and its relationship to government and foreign policy. Dr. Papandreou first examines the orthodox view of the contemporary capitalist economy a more...

  • Has Latin America Always Been Unequal?by Ewout Frankema

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Employing comparative and quantitative historical methods Frankema explores long run trends of asset and income distribution in Latin America, arguing that there is little reason to regard the yawning gap between rich and poor as the persistent result of a colonial heritage. more...