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ECONOMIC IDEAS THAT BUILT AMERICA


Economic Ideas that Built America reconstructs the development of American political economy as seen through the eyes of its principal architects and interpreters, working to overcome the ideological nature of recent historiography. The volumes in the series – contextualized through analytical introductions and enriched with explanatory footnotes, bibliographies and indices – offer a wide selection of texts inspired by very different economic visions, and stress their complex consequences and interactions in the rich but often neglected history of American economic thought.

 

Series Editor

Sophus A. Reinert – Harvard Business School, USA

 

Editorial Board

Glenn C. Altschuler – Cornell University, USA

Richard Bensel – Cornell University, USA

Ferdinando Fasce – Università di Genova, Italy

James T. Kloppenberg – Harvard University, USA

Michael O'Brien – University of Cambridge, UK


Proposals

We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com

  1. Thoughts on Political Economy (1820)
     
    A Theory of Productive Power
    Daniel Raymond, with an Introduction by Allen Kaufman, edited and with a Foreword by Erik S. Reinert

    This is America’s first treatise of systematic economic theory. It rejects Adam Smith’s theory of the ‘invisible hand’ by treating national wealth in terms of the population’s collective ‘productive power’ and the ability of government to promote it.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
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    Hardback | February 2018 | ISBN 9780857289711

  2. American Protectionism (1898)
     
    Historical Essays on Trade Policy
    Ugo Rabbeno, edited by Francesca L. Viano

    This volume offers an historical account of the numerous and different economic policies pursued by the American government from the colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | June 2017 | ISBN 9780857289728

  3. The Stakes of Regulation
     
    Perspectives on 'Bread, Politics and Political Economy' Forty Years Later
    Steven L. Kaplan

    This engaging work functions as extended critical essay in dialogue with the republication of ‘Bread, Politics and Political Economy’ (1976), focused on 18th-century France, dealing with the fraught question of regulation in its multiples guises: economic, social, political, cultural and psychological.

    PRICE:  £80.00  /  $130.00
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    Hardback | August 2015 | ISBN 9781783084760

  4. The New Olive Branch (1820) and Selected Essays
     
    Mathew Carey, Edited by Lawrence A. Peskin

    One of the most important and neglected works of early American economics, Mathew Carey’s “The New Olive Branch” offers insight into political economy as it happened in early America, and provides an excellent example of resistance to Adam Smith and classical economics.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783081554

  5. Thorstein Veblen
     
    Economics for an Age of Crises
    Edited by Erik S. Reinert and Francesca L. Viano

    The book presents state-of-the-art scholarship on Thorstein Veblen, one of the world's most influential social scientists. It explores hitherto neglected aspects of his life, works and historical relevance.

    PRICE:  £25.00  /  $40.00
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    Paperback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783083206

  6. Thorstein Veblen
     
    Economics for an Age of Crises
    Edited by Erik S. Reinert and Francesca L. Viano

    The book presents state-of-the-art scholarship on Thorstein Veblen, one of the world's most influential social scientists. It explores hitherto neglected aspects of his life, works and historical relevance.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | December 2012 | ISBN 9781843318583