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Mountains of debt : crisis and change in Renaissance Florence, Victorian Britain, and postwar America

Author: Michael Veseth
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
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This text surveys the growth and decline of the economies of Renaissance Florence and of Victorian Britain, and relates their experiences to that of the USA in recent decades, a period notable for accumulating public debt.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Veseth, Michael.
Mountains of debt.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(DLC) 89049029
(OCoLC)20800518
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Veseth
ISBN: 9780195362459 0195362454 128052491X 9781280524912
OCLC Number: 457241745
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 246 pages)
Contents: PROLOGUE; 1. Structural Change and Fiscal Crisis; 2. Renaissance Florence: Death, Birth, and the Fifth Element; 3. Mountains of Debt and the Heart of Florence; 4. Simple Patterns: Britain and the Industrial Revolution; 5. The Odious Tax and the Standing Miracle; 6. The American Century and the American Crisis; 7. The Changing Structure of American Government; 8. The New Mountains of Debt; 9. Saddle Points; 10. Changing Directions; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W.
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