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Capitalism in context : essays on economic development and cultural change in honor of R.M. Hartwell

Author: R M Hartwell; John A James; Mark Thomas
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following the approach of R.M. Hartwell, the influential historian of the British Industrial Revolution, these essays explore the cultural contexts and institutional constraints that have shaped growth and development over the past two centuries. Focusing on two central questions - why the whole world is not developed, and why Britain was the first industrial nation - Capitalism in Context offers new perspectives on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Named Person: R M Hartwell; R M Hartwell; Ronald Max Hartwell
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R M Hartwell; John A James; Mark Thomas
ISBN: 0226391981 9780226391984
OCLC Number: 29794786
Description: x, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The profile of progress: Patterns of growth in history / Eric L. Jones --
Frontier societies and the diffusion of growth / Mark Thomas --
Reflections on "the standard of living debate": new arguments and new evidence / Stanley L. Engerman --
pt. 2. The cultural foundations: values, markets, and peoples: Puritanism and capitalism in early Massachusetts / Stephen Innes --
The rise of free labor: economic change and the enforcement of service contracts in England, 1351-1875 / David W. Galenson --
Cemeteries, religion, and the culture of capitalism / Thomas W. Laqueur --
pt. 3. The economic foundations: labor, capital, and technology: Leaving the farm to go to the city: Did they leave quickly enough? / Jeffrey G. Williamson --
Human capital and productivity in advanced economies / N.F.R. Crafts --
Savings, investment, and economic growth: the United States in the nineteenth century / Lance E. Davis and Robert E. Gallman --
Progress and inertia in technological change / Joel Mokyr --
pt. 4. The organizational foundations: property rights, government, and markets: The evolution of efficient markets in history / Douglas C. North --
The political economy of institutional change: property rights and the General Revision Act of 1891 / Gary D. Libecap --
Government growth, income growth, and economic growth / John J. Wallis.
Responsibility: edited by John A. James & Mark Thomas.
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