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Roots of American Economic Growth 1607-1861
An Essay on Social Causation

ISBN 9780415759304
Published May 21, 2015 by Routledge

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Book Description

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

1. The Matter of method

2. The Dependent years: I

i. The question of colonial economic growth

ii. Colonial economic expansion

iii. Land

iv. Production for subsistence and for market

v. The Planters: sources of operating capital

vi. The planters: the question of capital losses

3. The dependent years: II

i. The Protestant ethic

ii.The merchants

iii. 'Political capitalism'

iv. Social Structure

v. The role of government

4. Economic Growth, 1790-1861

i. Central versus local control

ii. The Constitution and the national market

iii. The national debt

iv. The development program of Robert Morris

v. Other early interest in internal improvements

vi. Hamilton's program

vii. The legislation of the 1790s

viii. Federal legislation adn community will

ix. Later federal aids to development

6. The Shift from Federal Aid

i. State aid to development

ii. The quasi-public corporation

iii. Foreign investment in the United States

iv. Corporate expansion

7. The Private Sector

i. Private sourecs of capital funds

ii. The formation of the national market

iii. the origins of technological trade in industry and agriculture

8. The Social and Cultural Dimension

i. Education

ii. Values and social structure

9. Epilogue

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