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Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connections, and Economic Development in Industrial New England
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Vehicles for accumulating capital 2. Insider lending and Jacksonian hostility towards banks 3. Engines of economic development 4. The decline of insider lending andExpand
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The economy of British America, 1607-1789
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 stillExpand
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The Political Economy of Merchant Empires: Transport Costs and Long-Range Trade, 1300–1800: Was There a European “Transport Revolution” in the Early Modern Era?
INTRODUCTION I t is now a commonplace among economic historians to argue that long-distance trade has been overemphasized by students of the early modern period. The international economy was poorlyExpand
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Migrants, Servants and Slaves: Unfree Labor in Colonial British America
Contents: Introduction Transitions to African slavery in British America, 1630-1730: Barbados, Virginia, and South Carolina From servant to freeholder: status mobility and property accumulation inExpand
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Robert Cole's World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland
In 1652 Robert Cole, an English Catholic, moved with his family and servants to St. Mary's County, Maryland. Using this family's story as a case study, the authors of Robert Cole's World provide anExpand
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The Economy of British America, 1607-1789
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 stillExpand
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