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An Economic History of the United States

Connecting the Present with the Past

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This pioneering textbook takes a thematic approach to the subject, resulting in a comprehensive understanding of historic economic issues in the United States. Siegler takes a thematic approach, and provides both the...

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This pioneering textbook takes a thematic approach to the subject, resulting in a comprehensive understanding of historic economic issues in the United States. Siegler takes a thematic approach, and provides both the theoretical foundations and historical background needed to gain an in-depth understanding of the subject. Every chapter examines a specific topic, and the chapters are linked to each other to provide an overall view. The chronological approach is represented with a useful timeline as an appendix to show where the specific topics fit in the chronology. Chapter topics include: long-run causes of economic growth; economic history of income and wealth inequality; slavery, segregation, and discrimination; immigration and immigration policies; and an economic history of recessions and depressions.

This book is ideally suited as a primary text for undergraduate courses in US economic history, as well as suitable courses on history degree programmes.

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A modular, thematic approach

Integration of classic and recent scholarship in a succinct framework

International and comparative elements that link current economic issues in the United States to the longer history

Applies the tools of economics throughout, making it more thoroughly integrated with the rest of the economics curriculum

Useful pedagogy, such as `Economic History in Action' boxes and end-of-chapter questions

A companion website containing support material for lecturers such as PowerPoint slides and a test bank

1. Introduction to US Economic History
2. Standards of Living and American Economic Growth
3. The Columbian Exchange: The Old World, The New World, and European Settlement
4. Institutional Foundations
5. The Financial System and Capital Accumulation
6. Natural Capital
7. Population and Population Growth
8. Transportation and Communication
9. Agriculture
10. Manufacturing and Industrialization
11. Education
12. Labor and Labor Markets
13. The Distribution of Income and Wealth
14. Segregation and Discrimination
15. Immigration and Immigration Policies
16. The Growth of Government
17. Regulation and Antitrust Policies
18. Recessions, Depressions and Stabilization Policies
19. Negative Externalities and Common Resources
20. Social Spending and the Welfare State
21. Connecting the Present with the Past and Future
Appendix: Chronology of Important Events.

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Mark V. Siegler is Professor of Economics at California State University, Sacramento, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from UC Davis, where his dissertation received the Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History from the Economic History Association. He has also taught at Williams College, Bates College, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis.

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Mark V. Siegler is Professor of Economics at California State University, Sacramento, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from UC Davis, where his dissertation received the Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History from the Economic History Association. He has also taught at Williams College, Bates College, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis.

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