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The economy of British America, 1607-1789

Author: John J McCusker; Russell R Menard; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, ©1985.
Series: Needs and opportunities for study series.
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In this first comprehensive assessment of where research on prerevolutionary economy stands, what it seeks to achieve, and how it might best proceed, the authors discuss those areas in which  Read more...

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McCusker, John J.
Economy of British America, 1607-1789.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)591090181
Online version:
McCusker, John J.
Economy of British America, 1607-1789.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)610195536
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J McCusker; Russell R Menard; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
ISBN: 0807816353 9780807816356 0807843512 9780807843512
OCLC Number: 12428642
Notes: Essay first presented at a conference held in Williamsburg at the Cascades Conference Center on Oct. 9-10, 1980.
Description: xxiv, 485 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I, Points of Departure: Malthus and the Market: Approaches to the Economy of British America --
The Strategy of Economic Development: Mercantilism, Colonization, and the Navigation System --
The Course of Economic Growth: An Overview --
The Centrality of Trade --
Part II, The Colonial Economy, a Regional Approach: New England and Atlantic Canada --
The Upper South --
The West Indies --
The Lower South --
The Middle Colonies --
Part III, The Colonial Economy, a Topical Approach: The Growth of Population --
The Colonial Labor Force, the Pattern of Urbanization, and the Spread of Settlement --
Wealth and Welfare --
Consumption, the Import Trade, and the Domestic Economy --
Early American Agriculture --
Colonial Manufacturing and Extractive Industries --
Government, Business, and the Colonial Economy --
Part IV, Crisis and Change: Economic Growth, Revolution, and the Consequences of Independence --
Appendixes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Needs and opportunities for study series.
Responsibility: John J. McCusker & Russell R. Menard.

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