The Growth of the American Economy: An Introduction to the Economic History of the United States

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Index
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AAA taxes, 700
Abilene, 419
Absentee ownership, 248
Act of 1699, 64
Act of 1732, 64
Adair, John George, 420
Adams, Charles Francis, 534
Adams, John, quoted, 321
Addyston Pipe and Steel Company vs. U. S., 722
Advertising, 742
Agricultural Adjustment Act, 409, 695
Thomas Amendment to, 648
Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 695
Agricultural Bloc, 408
Agricultural colleges, 371, 392-393, 692
Agricultural organization:
alliances, 386-387
c. 1860-1870, 152-153
European borrowings, 141-142
formative, 382-383
future, problem of, 389-390
Granger movement, 383-385
greenback panacea, 385-386
"new prosperity," farmer in, 389
People's party, 387-389
to 1860:
analysis of, 154
conditioning factors, 146-152
market impulse, 152
modifying elements, 142
pattern of, 153
regional pattern, c. 1775, 144-145
Agricultural regionalism (see also Agricultural regions):
emergence of, 379-410
pattern, around 1775, 144-145
Agricultural regions, 393-394
cereal belt, 144-145
Corn Belt, 403
Cotton.Kingdom, 396-398
during First World War, 405-407
grazing belt, 402-403
Great Plains (see Great Plains)
hay and pasture, 398-400
New England, 144
responses of, to distress, 408
subtropical belts, 394-395
tobacco area, 145, 398
wheat belts, 400-402
Agricultural technology:
before 1880, 113-140
1789-1860, 141-155
crops, new, 115-118
harvesting, 126-132
methods, 113-118
preparation for market, 132-136
soil preparation and cultivation, 118- 126
tools, 113-118
Agriculture, 54, 618
and manufacturing, change in relative

importance of, 751-752

as modern business, limitations of, 381- 382
Commissioner of, 116
Department of, 116, 391-392
education in, 392
expansion, 1879-1880, 755
experiment stations, 392-393
governmental activities, 390-392
in modern industrialism, 379-381
in New Deal, 409-410
Northern, 1860, 153
of American colonists, 8
persons engaged in, 1930, 601
research, 392
scientific, 143
speculation in, 116
state policies, 390-391
Western competition, 149
Air-mail service, 551
Airplane, in Westward movement, 364
Air transportation, 551-552
Federal aid to, 368
Alabama, 100
Alabama, 170
Alabama-Tennessee ores, 471, 474
Albany, 48, 85
Aldrich Bill, 645
Alger tradition, 14
Allegheny Portage Canal, 178
Allen, S. and M., & Company, 292
Alliances, agricultural, 386-387
Almy, William, 231
Aluminum, 11
Amalgamated Clothing Workers, 609
American Bankers Magazine, 293
American Bicycle Company, 507
American Brass Association, 316
American Column & Lumber Company vs. U. S., 722
American economy, performance of:
after 1865, 751-781
economic trends, 773-779
length of working day and of life, 778-779
national income, composition of, 774- 777
peacetime crises and cycles, 752-764
wartime booms and post-war reactions, 764-773
before 1861, 319-341
after War of 1812, 327-328
during and after Revolutionary War, 321-324
during European wars, 324-327
economic trends, 336-337
length of working day and of life, 338-340
national income, composition of, 337- 338
wartime booms and post-war reactions, 320-321

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