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The Other Side Of The Frontier

Economic Explorations Into Native American History, 1st Edition

By Linda L Barrington


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A collection of essays by renowned scholars of Native American economic history, The Other Side of the Frontier presents one of the first in-depth studies of the complex interaction between the history of Native American economic development and the economic development of the United States at large. Although recent trends in the field of economics

Table of Contents

Preface -- Editor's Introduction: Native Americans and U.S. Economic History -- Pre-Colonial Civilizations -- Introduction -- Economy, Ecology, and Institutions in the Emergence of Humankind -- The Mississippians and Economic Development Before European Colonization -- Institutional Change in the Indian Horse Culture -- Trade and Colonial Economies -- Introduction -- Property Rights and Competition in the Depletion of the Beaver -- The Eighteenth-Century Southeastern American Indian Economy -- Westward Expansion -- Introduction -- Could the Cherokee Have Survived in the Southeast? -- Land, Population, Prices, and the Regulation of Natural Resources -- The Political Economy of Indian Wars -- Twentieth-Century Federalism -- Introduction -- The Economics and Politics of Irrigation Projects on Indian Reservations, 1900-1940 -- The Political Economy of the Hawaiian Home Lands Program

About the Author

Linda Barrington is assistant professor of economics at Barnard College.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General