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An empire of wealth : the epic history of American economic power

John Steele Gordon Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.

New York : HarperCollins ©2004

Available at Main Library  Stacks  (HC103 .G673 2004 )()

  • Title:
    An empire of wealth : the epic history of American economic power
  • Author: John Steele Gordon
  • Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
  • Subjects: Economics -- United States; Economic history; Economics; United States -- Economic conditions; United States
  • Contents: The pursuit of happiness -- pt. 1. A vast and roaring wilderness -- The land, the people, and the law -- In the name of God and profit -- The Atlantic empire -- pt. 2. A country that could make itself as it pleased -- Transition : The American Revolution -- The Hamiltonian creation -- A terrible synergy -- Labor improbus omnia vincit -- The Jeffersonian destruction -- New Jersey must be free! -- Chaining the lightning of heaven -- Whales, wood, ice, and gold -- pt. 3. The emerging colossus -- Transition : The Civil War -- Capitalism red in tooth and claw -- Doing business with glass pockets -- Was there ever such a business! -- A cross of gold -- pt. 4. The American century begins -- Transition : The First World War -- Getting prices down to the buying power -- Fear itself -- Converting retreat into advance -- pt. 5. A new economic revolution -- Transition : The Second World War -- The great postwar boom -- The crisis of the New Deal order -- A new economy, a new world, a new war.
    Asserts that America became a modern superpower through its ability to generate wealth, documenting how the nation became an economic force through innovation and ambition while citing such challenges as the Civil War, the Depression, and the internet era.
  • Edition: 1st ed..
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins
  • Creation Date: ┬ę2004
  • Physical Description: xviii, 460 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0060093625;ISBN9780060093624
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 56668529
  • NZ MMS ID: 9910100329302931
  • IZ MMS ID: 995480484102948$$IAUGUSTA

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