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Unequal gains : American growth and inequality since 1700

Author: Peter H Lindert; Jeffrey G Williamson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Series: The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unequal Gains offers a radically new understanding of the economi c evolution of the United States, providing a complete picture of the uneven progress of America from colonial times to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Lindert; Jeffrey G Williamson
ISBN: 9780691170497 0691170495
OCLC Number: 1001658863
Description: xvii, 398 s.
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Preface xv 1 Persistent Debate, a New Approach, More Data, Rich Findings 1 2 Colonial Incomes on the Eve of the Revolution 13 3 When Did Colonial America Get Rich? 43 4 Losing the Lead: Th e Cost of Revolution and Independence 77 5 Unequal Economic Growth, 1800- 1860 96 6 The Civil War: Growth Lost, Freedom Gained, Inequality Maintained 142 7 Contending Forces: American Incomes across the Late Nineteenth Century 166 8 The Greatest Leveling of All Time 194 9 Rising Inequality Once More, since the 1970s 219 10 Inequality and Growth: History Lessons for the Future 242 Appendix A A Guide to the 1774 and 1800 Income Estimates 263 Appendix B Salaries, Payment in Kind, and Workdays 279 Appendix C Estimating Slaves' Retained Earnings, Colonial Times to 1860 287 Appendix D American versus British Prices, 1640- 1875 304 Appendix E A Guide to the 1860 Income Estimates, and Some Modifications for 1850 311 Appendix F A Guide to the 1870 Income Estimates 320 Appendix G Farm Operators' Incomes in 1870 327 Appendix H Sources and Notes to Tables and Figures in Main Text 349 References 369 Index 391
Series Title: The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Responsibility: Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson.

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