To Their Own Soil: Agriculture in the Antebellum North

To Their Own Soil: Agriculture in the Antebellum North (Hardback)

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 To Their Own Soil: Agriculture in the Antebellum North
Hardback
Purdue University Press
01/11/2002
334pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557532621
9781557532626
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Book Description

Examines the economic development of the United States from colonial times through the mid-Twentieth Century and uses elementary economic analysis as a tool for illuminating historical events and their economic origins and consequences. It will consider how the economy has grown over time as well as how and why the structure of the American economy has changed over time. Throughout American economic history various public and private policies have at times been successful and at other times failed. Accordingly the prevailing theme of economic history can be expressed as the idea that any particular policy is not destined to succeed or fail but rather that there are always viable choices. Indeed, economic history is a record of those choices and their effects. The aim of this course is not to provide you with conventional and one-dimensional interpretations but rather to offer you alternative economic views of historical events. Ideally this course will help you understand and apply economic analysis to historical events as well as to ascertain probable implications for current and future policies.

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