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Did Railroads Induce or Follow Economic Growth?
Using a newly developed geographic information system transportation database, we study the impact of gaining access to rail transportation on changes in population density and the rate ofExpand
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Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States presents the numerical history of the United States. This definitive reference work contains more than 37,000 annual time series of quantitative historicalExpand
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The Urban Mortality Transition in the United States, 1800-1940
Si l'on considere le niveau de la mortalite, vivre dans les villes constituait un handicap dans les Etats-Unis du XIX e et du debut du XX e siecle, tout comme dans d'autres pays. Vers 1940, nonExpand
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Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth-Century America
This is an overview of child mortality in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Data are based on the census of 1900 and estimations derived from that data. TheExpand
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The Short and the Dead: Nutrition, Mortality, and the “Antebellum Puzzle” in the United States
Between 1830 and 1860 the United States experienced rapid economic growth but declining stature and rising mortality. Debate has centered on whether the American diet deteriorated in theExpand
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Estimated Life Table for the United States, 1850-1910
This article presents a series of abridged life tables derived from earlier work by the author and Samuel H. Preston.... These tables provide a superior picture of the mortality situation in theExpand
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Growing Incomes, Shrinking People—Can Economic Development Be Hazardous to Your Health?
  • M. Haines
  • Economics
  • Social Science History
  • 18 June 2004
This article examines declining adult human stature in the nineteenth century in three countries: the United States, England, and the Netherlands. While this was not unprecedented, these threeExpand
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Oxy-combustion processes for CO2 capture from advanced supercritical PF and NGCC power plant
Publisher Summary This chapter represents a reasonable baseline of oxy-combustion; the process evaluation was based on proven technology, where possible, with oxygen production based on cryogenicExpand
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Did Railroads Induce or Follow Economic Growth? Urbanization and Population Growth in the American Midwest, 1850-60
For generations of scholars and observers, the "transportation revolution," especially the railroad, has loomed large as a dominant factor in the settlement and development of the United States inExpand
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American fertility in transition: New estimates of birth rates in the United States, 1900–1910
  • M. Haines
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Demography
  • 1 February 1989
This article presents new estimates of age-specific overall and marital fertility rates for the entire United States for the period 1900‐1910. The estimation techniques are the two-census parityExpand
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