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Europe America And The Wider World Volume 2 America And The Wider World

Author: William N. Parker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521274791
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The agricultural and industrial sources of wealth and growth that accounted for this country's development as a flourishing nation are traced through the nineteenth-century experience of three U.S. regions--the northeast, south and midwest.

The Economy Of British America 1607 1789

Author: John J. McCusker
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469600005
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By the American Revolution, the farmers and city-dwellers of British America had achieved, individually and collectively, considerable prosperity. The nature and extent of that success are still unfolding. In this first comprehensive assessment of where research on prerevolutionary economy stands, what it seeks to achieve, and how it might best proceed, the authors discuss those areas in which traditional work remains to be done and address new possibilities for a 'new economic history.'

Early American Technology

Author: Judith A. McGaw
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807844847
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This collection of original essays documents technology's centrality to the history of early America. Unlike much previous scholarship, this volume emphasizes the quotidian rather than the exceptional: the farm household seeking to preserve food or acquir

Half Slave And Half Free Revised Edition

Author: Bruce Levine
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809053535
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Revised Edition With a New Preface and Afterword In a revised edition, brought completely up to date with a new preface and afterword and an expanded bibliography, Bruce Levine's succinct and persuasive treatment of the basic issues that precipitated the Civil War is as compelling as ever. Levine explores the far-reaching, divisive changes in American life that came with the incomplete Revolution of 1776 and the development of two distinct social systems, one based on slavery, the other on free labor--changes out of which the Civil War developed.

Railroads In The Civil War

Author: John E. Clark, Jr.
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807152668
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By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced to allow the movement of large numbers of troops even though railways had not yet matured into a truly integrated transportation system. Gaps between lines, incompatible track gauges, and other vexing impediments remained in both the North and South. As John E. Clark explains in this compelling study, the skill with which Union and Confederate war leaders met those problems and utilized the rail system to its fullest potential was an essential ingredient for ultimate victory.