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Economic History

  • Industrialization and Southern Society, 1877-1984by James C. Cobb

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In the 1880s, Southern boosters saw the growth of industry as the only means of escaping the poverty that engulfed the postbellum South. In the long run, however, as James C. Cobb demonstrates in this illuminating book, industrial development left much of the South's poverty unrelieved and often reinforced rather than undermined its conservative social... more...

  • The Academic Mind and Reformby Benjamin G. Rader

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    For over two generations economist Richard T. Ely popularized a wide spectrum of significant liberal social principles and mirrored many of the dilemmas, frustrations, and successes of the academician as a reformer. He was the originator of many ideas that agitated American reform circles in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and unlike... more...

  • Appalachia's Path to Dependencyby Paul Salstrom

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The debate over the source of Appalachia's economic problems has been going strong since Harry Caudill's Night Comes to the Cumberlands appeared in 1963. Now a new study illuminates the region's plight, making a vital contribution to the understanding of this area's critical economic dilemma. In Appalachia's Path to Dependency , Paul Salstrom... more...

  • Trade and the American Dreamby Susan Ariel Aaronson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Every hour of every day Americans see, smell, taste, or hear goods and services traded between the United States and other nations. Trade issues are front-page news but most Americans know little about the potential impact of global economic interdependence on their jobs, standard of living, and quality of life. In Trade and the American Dream... more...

  • The Rise of the Midwestern Meat Packing Industryby Margaret Walsh

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The history of the meat packing industry of the Midwest offers an excellent illustration of the growth and development of the economy of that major industrial region. In the course of one generation, meat packing matured from a small-scale, part-time activity to a specialized manufacturing operation. Margaret Walsh's pioneering study traces the course... more...

  • History of Islamic Economic Thoughtby A. A. Islahi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This unique book highlights the contributions made by Muslim scholars to economic thought throughout history, a topic that has received relatively little attention in mainstream economics. Abdul Azim Islahi discusses various ways in which Muslim ideas reached the European West, influencing scholars and helping to form the foundations of modern economic... more...

  • British Economic Growth, 1270?1870by Stephen Broadberry; Bruce Campbell; Alexander Klein; Mark Overton; Bas van Leeuwen

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    This is the first systematic quantitative account of British economic growth from the thirteenth century to the Industrial Revolution. more...

  • The Great Divergence Reconsideredby Roman Studer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Studer shows that institutional, geographical, political, and technological factors account for Europe's rise to undisputed world economic leader. more...

  • Irrational Exuberanceby Robert J. Shiller

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this revised, updated, and expanded edition of his New York Times bestseller, Nobel Prize?winning economist Robert Shiller, who warned of both the tech and housing bubbles, now cautions that signs of irrational exuberance among investors have only increased since the 2008?9 financial crisis. With high stock and... more...

  • Economic Inequality and Policy Control in the United Statesby Mark Stelzner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    In Economic Inequality and Policy Control in the United States , Stelzner explores the causes of the astronomical increase in wage income inequality over the last three and a half decades. more...