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Unequal gains : American growth and inequality since 1700 / Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson.

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 339.2 LINDERT (Text) 33946003131328 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780691170497
  • ISBN: 0691170495
  • Physical Description: xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-390) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Persistent debate, a new approach, more data, rich findings -- Colonial incomes on the eve of the Revolution -- When did Colonial America get rich? -- Losing the lead : the cost of revolution and independence -- Unequal economic growth, 1800-1860 -- The Civil War : growth lost, freedom gained, inequality maintained -- Contending forces : American incomes across the late nineteenth century -- The greatest leveling of all time -- Rising inequality once more, since the 1970s -- Inequality and growth : history lessons for the future -- Appendix A.A guide to the 1774 and 1800 income estimates -- Appendix B. Salaries, payment in kind, and workdays -- Appendix C. Estimating slaves' retained earnings, Colonial times to 1860 -- Appendix D. American versus British prices, 1640-1875 -- Appendix E.A guide to the 1860 income estimates, and some modifications for 1850 -- Appendix F.A guide to the 1870 income estimates -- Appendix G. Farm operators' incomes in 1870 -- Appendix H. Sources and notes to tables and figures in main text.
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"Unequal Gains offers a radically new understanding of the economi c evolution of the United States, providing a complete picture of the uneven progress of America from colonial times to today."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Income distribution > United States > History.
Wealth > United States > History.
Economic development > United States > History.
United States > Economic conditions.
Amerikanische Revolution.

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