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The evolution of a nation : how geography and law shaped the American states

Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Series: The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on evidence about the development of the American states from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century, this book documents the mechanisms through which geographical and historical conditions - such as climate, access to water transportation, and early legal systems - impacted political and judicial institutions and economic growth.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
ISBN: 9780691136042 0691136041
OCLC Number: 782488856
Description: 1 online resource (x, 234 Seiten.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Chapter One: Introduction 1 Chapter Two: Legal Initial Conditions 16 Chapter Three: Initial Conditions and State Political Competition 60 Chapter Four: The Mechanism 92 Chapter Five: State Courts 133 Chapter Six: Legislatures and Courts 169 Chapter Seven: Institutions and Outcomes 192 References 203 Index 223
Series Title: The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Responsibility: Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay.

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