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An Economic History of the United States Since 1783

1st Edition

By Peter D'A Jones


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Table of Contents


Preface vii

Part One. growth and crisis

of the sectional struggle (1783–1861)

I Emergence of a Nation 3

II The Westward Movement and Agriculture 14

III Industry and Labour 32

IV Internal Improvements 44

V Trade and Finance 56

VI The Crisis: Civil War 76

Part Two. emergence of american capitalism (1861–1917)

VII Industry and Combination 97

VIII The Westward Movement and Agriculture 119

IX Agrarian Unrest and Labour 136

X Immigration and Transportation 154

XI Trade and Finance 167

XII Social Criticism and Reform 190

Part Three. america and the

world economy (since 1917)

XIII War and Prosperity 209

XIV Slump and New Deal 229

Epilogue: America and World Power 255 Note 263

Index 265

About the Author

PETER d’ALROY JONES is a Yorkshire-man, and he took Honours in Politics and Modern History at the University of Manchester, and his M.A. thesis was completed in the Department of American Studies, in the field of economic and social history. He also did research at the London School of Economics and, as a Belgian Government Research Scholar, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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