The Economic Transformation of America Book
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The Economic Transformation of America


  • Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105023083699

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The Economic Transformation of America Excerpt :

Describes the history of capitalism and economic development in the United States.

The Economic Transformation of America Book

The Economic Transformation of America


  • Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
  • Publisher : San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Industries
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015000944869

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The Economic Transformation of America Excerpt :

This extraordinary text offers a proven combination of scholarship from an insightful economist and a renowned American historian. It recounts the development of capitalism and the age of machines through the voices of business leaders, working people, inventors, and an unusual cast of presidents, generals, and patriots. Unlike other books in the field of economic history, this text tells a story. While not ignoring statistics and percentages, this narrative focuses on the fact that America's economic transformation is an extraordinary drama--a drama that continues today.

The Soul of Development Book

The Soul of Development


  • Author : Amy L. Sherman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-05-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 0195355482

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Ever since Max Weber started an argument about the role of Protestantism in jump-starting northern Europe's economic development, scholars have clashed over the influence of religion and culture on a society's (or an individual's) economic prospects. Today, many wonder whether the "explosion" of Protestantism in Latin America will effect a similar wave of growth and democratization. In this book, Sherman compiles the results of her field study and national survey of 1000 rural Guatemalan households. She offers persuasive evidence that, in Guatemala and throughout the region, religious world-views significantly influence economic life. Sherman explains how the change in attitude and behavior that accompanies conversion from animism to a Biblically orthodox world-view has improved the domestic welfare and economic status of many families. Further, she asserts that this new attitude, sympathetic to democratic-capitalism, has created a "moral cultural soil" in which freedom, personal empowerment, an enhanced status for women, and a desire to get ahead can be nurtured.

The Transformation of American Law  1780 1860 Book

The Transformation of American Law 1780 1860


  • Author : Morton J. HORWITZ
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674038783

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In a remarkable book based on prodigious research, Morton J. Horwitz offers a sweeping overview of the emergence of a national (and modern) legal system from English and colonial antecedents. He treats the evolution of the common law as intellectual history and also demonstrates how the shifting views of private law became a dynamic element in the economic growth of the United States. Horwitz's subtle and sophisticated explanation of societal change begins with the common law, which was intended to provide justice for all. The great breakpoint came after 1790 when the law was slowly transformed to favor economic growth and development. The courts spurred economic competition instead of circumscribing it. This new instrumental law flourished as the legal profession and the mercantile elite forged a mutually beneficial alliance to gain wealth and power. The evolving law of the early republic interacted with political philosophy, Horwitz shows. The doctrine of laissez-faire, long considered the cloak for competition, is here seen as a shield for the newly rich. By the 1840s the overarching reach of the doctrine prevented further distribution of wealth and protected entrenched classes by disallowing the courts very much power to intervene in economic life. This searching interpretation, which connects law and the courts to the real world, will engage historians in a new debate. For to view the law as an engine of vast economic transformation is to challenge in a stunning way previous interpretations of the eras of revolution and reform.

Party Ballots  Reform  and the Transformation of America s Electoral System Book

Party Ballots Reform and the Transformation of America s Electoral System


  • Author : Erik J. Engstrom
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107050396

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Party Ballots Reform and the Transformation of America s Electoral System Excerpt :

Demonstrates that nineteenth-century electoral politics were the product of institutions that prescribed how votes were cast and were converted into political offices.

How The West Grew Rich Book

How The West Grew Rich


  • Author : Nathan Rosenberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786723485

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How The West Grew Rich Excerpt :

How did the West--Europe, Canada, and the United States--escape from immemorial poverty into sustained economic growth and material well-being when other societies remained trapped in an endless cycle of birth, hunger, hardship, and death? In this elegant synthesis of economic history, two scholars argue that it is the political pluralism and the flexibility of the West's institutions--not corporate organization and mass production technology--that explain its unparalleled wealth.

The Economic Transformation of America to 1865 Book

The Economic Transformation of America to 1865


  • Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 015501241X

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The Economic Transformation of America to 1865 Excerpt :

This text offers a proven combination of scholarship from an economist and a renowned American historian. It recounts the story of capitalism and the age of machines through the voices of business leaders, working people, inventors and an unusual cast of presidents, generals and patriots.

Asia  America  and the Transformation of Geopolitics Book

Asia America and the Transformation of Geopolitics


  • Author : William H. Overholt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139469265

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American security and prosperity now depend on Asia. William H. Overholt offers an iconoclastic analysis of developments in each major Asian country, Asian international relations, and US foreign policy. Drawing on decades of political and business experience, he argues that obsolete Cold War attitudes tie the US increasingly to an otherwise isolated Japan and obscure the reality that a US-Chinese bicondominium now manages most Asian issues. Military priorities risk polarizing the region unnecessarily, weaken the economic relationships that engendered American preeminence, and ironically enhance Chinese influence. As a result, US influence in Asia is declining. Overholt disputes the argument that democracy promotion will lead to superior development and peace, and forecasts a new era in which Asian geopolitics could take a drastically different shape. Covering Japan, China, Russia, Central Asia, India, Pakistan, Korea, and South-East Asia, Overholt offers invaluable insights for scholars, policy-makers, business people, and general readers.

Comic Book Nation Book
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Comic Book Nation


  • Author : Bradford W. Wright
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2003-10-17
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 0801874505

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Portrays the role of comic books in shaping American youth and pop culture, from Batman's struggles with corrupt politicians during the Depression to Iron Man's Cold War battles.

The Medical Metropolis Book

The Medical Metropolis


  • Author : Andrew T. Simpson
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812296518

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In 2008, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers (UPMC) hoisted its logo atop the U.S. Steel Building in downtown Pittsburgh, symbolically declaring that the era of big steel had been replaced by the era of big medicine for this once industrial city. More than 1,200 miles to the south, a similar sense of optimism pervaded the public discourse around the relationship between health care and the future of Houston's economy. While traditional Texas industries like oil and natural gas still played a critical role, the presence of the massive Texas Medical Center, billed as "the largest medical complex in the world," had helped to rebrand the city as a site for biomedical innovation and ensured its stability during the financial crisis of the mid-2000s. Taking Pittsburgh and Houston as case studies, The Medical Metropolis offers the first comparative, historical account of how big medicine transformed American cities in the postindustrial era. Andrew T. Simpson explores how the hospital-civic relationship, in which medical centers embraced a business-oriented model, remade the deindustrialized city into the "medical metropolis." From the 1940s to the present, the changing business of American health care reshaped American cities into sites for cutting-edge biomedical and clinical research, medical education, and innovative health business practices. This transformation relied on local policy and economic decisions as well as broad and homogenizing national forces, including HMOs, biotechnology programs, and hospital privatization. Today, the medical metropolis is considered by some as a triumph of innovation and revitalization and by others as a symbol of the excesses of capitalism and the inequality still pervading American society.

Property in Question Book

Property in Question


  • Author : Caroline Humphrey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000180602

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How has it come about that indigenous cultures, body parts, and sequences of musical notes are considered property? How has the movement from collective to privatized systems affected notions of property? At what point in transaction chains do native cultures, indigenous medicines, or cyberdata become objects and therefore propertized, and what are the social, economic, and ethical considerations for such transformations? Addressing these hotly contested issues and many more, Property in Question interrogates the very concept of property and what is happening to it in the contemporary world, in case studies ranging from Romania to Kazakhstan, Africa to North America. The book examines not only the changing character of the property concept, but also its ideological foundations and political usages. Authors address bio-transactions, music copyright, cyberspace, oil prospecting, debates over privatization of land and factories, and dilemmas arising with new forms of ownership of businesses. Offering a fresh perspective on contemporary economic transformation, this volume is a long overdue investigation of the power of the private property concept, as well as an exploration of how the global economy may be subtly, even invisibly, changing what property means and how we relate to it.