Volume 2 surveys the economic history of the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean during the nineteenth century. Five main themes frame the economic changes described in the volume: the migration of labor and capital from Europe, Asia, and Africa to the Americas; westward expansion; slavery and its aftermath; the process of industrialization; and the social consequences of economic growth that led to fundamental changes in the role of government. Other topics include inequality, population, labor, agriculture, entrepreneurship, transportation, banking and finance, business law, and international trade.
“Undergraduate and graduate students can find in them precise analyses and welcome syntheses.” The Journal of American History Dec 2001
- Author(s): Stanley L. Engerman, Robert E. Gallman
- Number of pages: 1008 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0521553075
- ISBN-13 : 978-0521553070
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press; First Edition (August 28, 2000)
- Language: : English