Land of Promise

Land of Promise

An Economic History of the United States

Book - 2012
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Presents a historical perspective on the relationship between economic, technological, and political change by analyzing the economic growth of the United States over the course of two centuries.
Publisher: New York : Broadside Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780061834806
Characteristics: 586 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 09, 2012

A decent book with some fascinating details on the economic history of the United States. The author has a definite leftist bias, but this only becomes an issue in the text a few times. For the most part, it is good scholarship. It is sort of a throwback, nostalgic for FDR, the WPA, et al.

bmacewen Jul 04, 2012

Contrasts the two great economic traditions in American thought: the Jeffersonian/Jacksonian (states' rights, populist, agrarian, pro-small business, pro-rural) and the Hamiltonian (federal, pro-capital, pro targeted infrastructure/R&D support) and resoundingly finds Hamilton the superior model.

Since I agree, I loved the book!

Bruce from the UWS (Princeton econ major and securities lawyer)

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