This P. S. Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power.
Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United StatesHarper #ad - Building upon the strength and lucidity of his new york times notable Books The Next American Nation and Hamilton’s Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperity—insight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.
As ideological free marketers continue to square off against Keynesians in Congress and the press, economic policy remains at the center of political debate. Land of promise: an economic history of the United States offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our past—wisdom that offers lessons essential to our future.
Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States #ad - . A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of America’s leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of America’s rise to become the world’s dominant economy.
How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800Yale University Press #ad - Within this context, more than a century later, the Industrial Revolution would be triggered by the alchemical power of American shopping. England’s republican revolution of 1649–53 was a spectacular attempt to change social, political and moral life in the direction pioneered by the Dutch. At its core the anglo-Dutch relationship intertwined close alliance and fierce antagonism to intense creative effect.
A magisterial account of how the cultural and maritime relationships between the British, Dutch and American territories changed the existing world order – and made the Industrial Revolution possible Between 1500 and 1800, the North Sea region overtook the Mediterranean as the most dynamic part of the world.
How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800 #ad - But a precondition for the industrial revolution was also the establishment in British North America of a unique type of colony – for the settlement of people and culture, rather than the extraction of things. In the revolution’s wake, competition with the Dutch transformed the military-fiscal and naval resources of the state.
In this wide-angled and arresting book Jonathan Scott argues that it was also a turning point in world history. One result was a navally protected Anglo-American trading monopoly.
The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American BusinessHarvard University Press #ad - The role of large-scale business enterprise—big business and its managers—during the formative years of modern capitalism from the 1850s until the 1920s is delineated in this pathmarking book. Alfred Chandler, Jr. The distinguished business historian, sets forth the reasons for the dominance of big business in American transportation, communications, and the central sectors of production and distribution.
The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American SupereconomyTimes Books #ad - The ruthlessly competitive Carnegie, the imperial Rockefeller, experiment, and the provocateur Gould were obsessed with progress, and speed. P. Acclaimed author Charles R. Morgan. Morris vividly brings the men and their times to life. They were the giants of the gilded Age, a moment of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet.
They were balanced by morgan, instead, who fought, the gentleman businessman, for a global trust in American business. Through their antagonism and their verve, they built an industrial behemoth—and a country of middle-class consumers. The tycoons tells the incredible story of how these four determined men wrenched the economy into the modern age, inventing a nation of full economic participation that could not have been imagined only a few decades earlier.
The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy #ad - Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. Makes a reader feel like a time traveler plopped down among men who were by turns vicious and visionary. The christian science monitorThe modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D.
The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862Hill and Wang #ad - Carol sheriff's extensive, government officials, workers-to this major environmental, tourists, businessmen, social, innovative archival research shows the varied responses of ordinary people-farmers, and cultural transformation in the early life of the Republic. Winner of best manuscript award from the new york state Historical Association“The Artificial River is deeply researched, its arguments are both subtle and clear, and it is written with grace and an engagingly light touch.
The book merits a wide readership. Paul johnson, the Journal of American History. The artificial river reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. The story of the eric canal is the story of industrial and economic progress between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great DepressionHarperCollins e-books #ad - She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today. In the forgotten man, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, Amity Shlaes, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression.
Capitalism in America: An Economic History of the United StatesPenguin Books #ad - To the extent possible, he has made a science of understanding how the US economy works almost as a living organism--how it grows and changes, surges and stalls. But to read capitalism in america is above all to be stirred deeply by the extraordinary productive energies unleashed by millions of ordinary Americans that have driven this country to unprecedented heights of power and prosperity.
. At heart, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new, America's genius has been its unique tolerance for the effects of creative destruction, the authors argue, driven by new people and new ideas. There's no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the most pressing question we face, or see its leadership pass to other, that of whether the United States will preserve its preeminence, inevitably less democratic powers.
Capitalism in America: An Economic History of the United States #ad - A sense of justice and human decency demands that those who bear the brunt of the pain of change be protected, and its vaunted rise cannot otherwise be understood, but America has always accepted more pain for more gain, or its challenges faced, without recognizing this legacy. Every crucial debate is here--from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to the real impact of FDR's New Deal to America's violent mood swings in its openness to global trade and its impact.
He has made a particular study of the question of productivity growth, at the heart of which is the riddle of innovation. Often messy and painful, creative destruction has also lifted almost all Americans to standards of living unimaginable to even the wealthiest citizens of the world a few generations past.
For now, in our time, productivity growth has stalled again, stirring up the populist furies. Where does innovation come from, and how does it spread through a society? and why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, including our own, see the opposite?In Capitalism in America, and others, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history.
The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War The Princeton Economic History of the Western World Book 70Princeton University Press #ad - A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come. How america's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threatIn the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable.
Robert gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, an aging population, stagnating education, and that we must find new solutions. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? weaving together a vivid narrative, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated.
The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War The Princeton Economic History of the Western World Book 70 #ad - Electric lighting, motor vehicles, air travel, indoor plumbing, and television transformed households and workplaces.
America, Empire of Liberty: A New History of the United StatesBasic Books #ad - Written with verve, and humor, insight, America, Empire of Liberty is a magisterial depiction of America in all its grandeur and contradictions. Ellis, author of founding brothers and The QuartetThomas Jefferson envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty. In his riveting single-volume history of the United States, award-winning historian David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the American saga.
A magisterial history of the United States by a prize-winning historian"The best one-volume history of the United States ever written. Joseph J. Reynolds also reveals how these tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith--both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized US politics since the founding of the nation and the larger faith in American righteousness that has impelled the country's expansion.
America, Empire of Liberty: A New History of the United States #ad - He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen--and how the country that offered liberty and opportunity on a scale unmatched in Europe nevertheless founded its prosperity on the labor of black slaves and the dispossession of Native Americans.
The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit CrashPublicAffairs #ad - He explains the arcane financial instruments, the chicanery, the policy misjudgments, the dogmas, and the delusions that created the greatest credit bubble in world history. Continued denial and concealment could cause the crisis to stretch out for years, but financial and government leaders are still downplaying the problem.
In crisp, gripping prose, Charles R. The astronomical leverage at major banks and their hedge fund and private equity clients led to massive disruption in global markets. The required restructuring will be at least as painful as the very difficult period of 1979-1983. The two trillion-dollar meltdown, updated to include the latest financial developments, is indispensable to understanding how the world economy has been put on the brink.
Paul volcker slew the inflation dragon in the early 1980s, and set the stage for the high performance economy of the 1980s and 1990s. With the housing markets unravelling daily and distress signals flying throughout the rest of the economy, there is little doubt that we are facing a fierce recession. Morris shows how got into this mess.
The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash #ad - But wall street's prosperity soon tilted into gross excess. Previously published as the trillion dollar MeltdownNow fully updated with the latest financial developments, this is the bestselling book that briefly and brilliantly explains how we got into the economic mess that is the Credit Crunch. A quarter century of free-market zealotry that extolled asset stripping, abusive lending, and hedge fund secrecy will go down in flames with it.