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The Climax of Capitalism
The U.S. Economy in the Twentieth Century

ISBN 9780582494237
Published October 15, 1990 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

How did the United States become the twentieth century's dominant economy? What is special about America and the American way of capitalism, that favoured such a rapid climb to wealth and power? And, as the old postwar certainties begin to crumble, is the climax of American capitalism already over? These are the themes addressed in this engrossing book, which gives a chronological, analytical account of the American economy from the late nineteenth century to the end of the Reagan era and beyond.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Setting the stage; Chapter 2 Trends in the 1920s; Chapter 3 A decade of crisis: 1929—1939; Chapter 4 The economic impact of the Second World War; Chapter 5 The post-war economy: the 1950s boom; Chapter 6 Affluence and the Vietnam War: the 1960s; Chapter 7 Structural changes in American capitalism since 1945; Chapter 8 The troubled economy: the 1970s and beyond; Chapter 9 The Reagan Era: the 1980s; Chapter 10 Epilogue Into the 21st Century: an end to American hegemony?;

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