Government and the American Economy: A New History

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GOVERNMENT
& THE
AMERICAN
ECONOMY
A New History

Foreword by

DOUGLASS C. NORTH

PRICE FISHBACK

ROBERT HIGGS

GARY D. LIBECAP

JOHN JOSEPH WALLIS

STANLEY L. ENGERMAN

JEFFREY ROGERS HUMMEL

SUMNER J. LA CROIX

ROBERT A. MARGO

ROBERT A. MCGUIRE

RICHARD SYLLA

LEE J. ALSTON

JOSEPH P. FERRIE

MARK GUGLIELMO

E. C. PASOUR JR.

RANDAL R. RUCKER

WERNER TROESKEN

The University of Chicago Press

Chicago and London

-iii-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents xi
  • Tables and Figures xiii
  • About the Authors xv
  • Foreword xvii
  • 1: Government and the Economy 1
  • 2: Government in Colonial America 37
  • 3: The Founding Era, 1774–1791 56
  • 4: Property Rights and Federal Land Policy 89
  • 5: Reversing Financial Reversals: Government and the Financial System Since 1789 115
  • 6: The National Era 148
  • 7: The Civil War and Reconstruction 188
  • 8: Government and the American Dilemma 232
  • 9: The Gilded Age 255
  • 10: The Progressive Era 288
  • 11: Government and the People: Labor, Education, and Health 323
  • 12: The Federal Bureaucracy: from Patronage to Civil Service 364
  • 13: The New Deal 384
  • 14: The World Wars 431
  • 15: The Growth of U.S. Farm Programs 456
  • 16: Shaping Welfare Policy: the Role of the South 490
  • 17: Seeking Security in the Postwar Era 507
  • Appendix A 557
  • Appendix B 571
  • Appendix C 581
  • Appendix D 593
  • Index 595
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