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History of American Economy,
13th Edition

Gary M. Walton, Hugh Rockoff

ISBN-13: 9781337104609 | ISBN-10: 1337104604

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 608 pages

List Price USD $249.95

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Ever wonder how the American economy became the most powerful one in the world? Tying America's past to the economic policies of today and beyond, the popular HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, 13E answers this critical question and more. This market-leading coverage presents events chronologically for easy understanding This prestigious book has been used by more students, like you, than in other text in the U.S. HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY has helped generations of learners understand how the American economy evolved. Completely updated with recent research by economic historians, this trusted book ties this country’s past to the policies and debates of today and beyond. Visual aids, tables and graphs reinforce learning help keep you interested in the study of economic history. This edition is available with MindTap digital course, offering a full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools.

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Meet the Authors

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Gary M. Walton became the Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis in 1981 and is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of California, Davis. In addition, he is President Emeritus of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, where he designed and administered highly acclaimed economics and leadership programs (domestically and internationally) for high school seniors selected for their leadership potential, as well as for high school teachers. Dr. Walton credits much of his personal success to his coach at the University of California, Berkeley -- the legendary Brutus Hamilton (U.S. Head Coach of Track and Field in the 1952 Olympics), and his success as an economist to his doctoral dissertation advisor, Douglass C. North (1993 Nobel Laureate in Economics).

Hugh Rockoff is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at Rutgers University and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has written extensively on banking and monetary history and the economics of war. He enjoys teaching economic history to undergraduates and credits his success as an economist to his doctoral dissertation advisor, Robert W. Fogel (1993 Nobel Laureate in Economics).

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  • UNIQUE APPROACH ILLUSTRATES HOW THE ECONOMY HAS CHANGED. Chapter 1 emphasizes just how much America and its economy have changed over time, with provocative and often mind-blowing statistics. Tracing the changes using data, such as income per capita, average life span, time and money use, and even sports statistics, authors Walton and Rockoff create an exciting and motivational chapter that ties an intriguing and rich past to the current age.
  • HISTORIC AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES SET THE STAGE FOR LEARNING AND APPRECIATING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MINORITY GROUPS. A list of historical and economic perspectives precedes the beginning of every section to summarize and set the stage for that era. These "Perspective" boxes give particular focus to America's minority voices and their role in the economic narrative.
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Table of Contents

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1. Growth, Welfare, and the American Economy.
Part I: THE COLONIAL ERA: 1607-1776.
2. Founding the Colonies.
3. Colonial Economic Activities.
4. The Economic Relations of the Colonies.
5. Economic Progress and Wealth.
6. Three Crises and Revolt.
Part II: THE REVOLUTIONARY, EARLY NATIONAL, AND ANTEBELLUM ERAS: 1776-1860.
7. Hard Realities for a New Nation.
8. Land and the Early Western Movements.
9. Transportation and Market Growth.
10. Market Expansion and Industry in First Transition.
11. Labor During the Early Industrial Period.
12. Money and Banking in the Developing Economy.
13. The Entrenchment of Slavery and Regional Conflict.
Part III: THE REUNIFICATION ERA: 1860-1920.
14. War, Recovery, and Regional Divergence.
15. Agriculture's Western Advance.
16. Railroads and Economic Change.
17. Industrial Expansion and Concentration.
18. The Emergence of America's Labor Consciousness.
19. Money, Prices and Finance in the Postbellum Era.
20. Commerce at Home and Abroad.
Part IV: WAR, DEPRESSION, AND WAR AGAIN: 1914-1946.
21. World War I, 1914-1918.
22. The Roaring Twenties.
23. The Great Depression.
24. The New Deal.
25. World War II.
Part V: THE POSTWAR ERA: 1946 TO THE PRESENT.
26. The Changing Role of the U.S. Government.
27. Growth and the Business Cycle after World War II.
28. Manufacturing, Productivity, and Labor.
29. Achievements of the Past, Challenges for the Future.

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