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The South, the nation, and the world : perspectives on southern economic development

Author: David L Carlton; Peter A Coclanis
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection of essays, the authors argue that the chronic economic difficulties of the American South cannot be explained away as resulting from a distinctive 'premodern' business climate, since there was little variation between regional business climates during the Antebellum period.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Carlton; Peter A Coclanis
ISBN: 0813921848 9780813921846 0813921856 9780813921853
OCLC Number: 50802624
Description: 234 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The paths before us/U.S. : tracking the economic divergence of the North and the South / Coclanis --
How the Low Country was taken to task : slave-labor organization in coastal South Carolina / Coclanis --
Antebellum Southern urbanization / Carlton --
Distant thunder : the creation of a world market in rice and the transformations it wrought / Coclanis --
The revolution from above : the national market and the beginnings of industrialization in North Carolina / Carlton --
Capital mobilization and Southern industry, 1880-1905 : the case of the Carolina Piedmont / Carlton and Coclanis --
The uninventive South? A quantitative look at region and American inventiveness / Carlton and Coclanis --
Unbalanced growth and industrialization : the case of South Carolina / Carlton --
The American South and the U.S. defense economy : a historical view / Carlton --
The American South and the American manufacturing belt / Carlton.
Responsibility: David L. Carlton and Peter A. Coclanis.

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