Economic History of the United States

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CONTENTS
PAGE
PREFACEix
CHARTS AND MAPSxxiii
EDITOR'S FOREWORDxxvii
PART I
CHAPTER
I. INTRODUCTION: THE CHARACTER AND SIGNIFICANCE OF ECONOMIC HISTORY1

The Nature of Economic History--Noneconomic Factors in Economic History--The Purposes and Significance of the Study of Economic History--Economic Factors in General History--Fundamental Factors Determining the Standard of Living--The Distribution of National Income.

II. THE AMERICAN BACKGROUND: THE NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE INDIAN'S ECONOMY22

The Natural Resources--The Climate and Rainfall--Forests--Mineral and Stone Resources--Wild Game and Fish--The Noncontiguous Territories--The Economic Life of the Indians--The Food Supply of Different Regions--The Supplying of Other Needs--The General Economic Organization--The Significance of Their Mode of Getting a Living.

III. THE EUROPEAN BACKGROUND OF COLONIAL ECONOMIC HISTORY35

Introduction--The Civilization of Western Europe near the Close of the Middle Age--The Underlying Characteristics of the Economic Order Brought to the Colonies from Europe-The Economic Conditions in England around the Close of the Middle Ages--The Economic Organization of Other Countries in Western Europe--European Developments during the Colonial Period--Economic Changes--England during the Colonial Period--The Mercantile System and the Colonies--The Struggle for Colonies.

IV. THE FOUNDING OF THE COLONIES AND THE GROWTH OF POPULATION59

The Groups and Motives Promoting Settlement--The Settlement at Jamestown--The Massachusetts Settlements--The Dutch Settlements-- The Settlements in Proprietary Colonies--The Effects of the Proprietors' Efforts at Settlement--Other Factors in the Influx of Settlers-- The Relations between the Colonists and the Indians--The Growth of Population and Immigration--Population and the Food Supply: Malthus' Law--Immigration in the Eighteenth Century--The Extent of Settlement by 1775.

V. AGRICULTURE AND OTHER EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES IN THE COLONIES81

Introduction--The Disposal and Tenure of Land in the Colonies--The Agriculture of the Colonies--The Chief Agricultural Products--Technological Methods--The Organization of Agriculture--Other Extractive

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