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Land of promise : an economic history of the United States

Author: Michael Lind
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a historical perspective on the relationship between economic, technological, and political change by analyzing the economic growth of the United States over the course of two centuries.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lind
ISBN: 9780061834806 0061834807 9780061834813 0061834815
OCLC Number: 785984661
Description: vi, 586 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A land of promise --
The preindustrial economy --
Nation building --
The first American economy --
The age of steam --
"There is nothing that cannot be produced by machinery": the first industrial revolution --
American systems --
Plain mechanic power: The Civil War and the second republic --
The iron horse and the lightning --
The motor age --
Franklin's baby: electricity, automobiles, and the second Industrial Revolution --
The day of combination --
The new era --
A new deal for America --
Arsenal of democracy --
The glorious thirty years --
The great dismantling --
The information age --
As we may think: the third Industrial Revolution --
The bubble economy --
The next American economy.
Responsibility: Michael Lind.

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Presents a historical perspective on the relationship between economic, technological, and political change by analyzing the economic growth of the United States over the course of two centuries.
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