ECONOMIC IDEAS THAT BUILT AMERICA
Economic Ideas that Built America aims to reconstruct the development of American political economy as seen through the eyes of its principal architects and interpreters. It will furthermore work 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 – will offer a wide selection of texts inspired by very different economic visions, and will stress their complex consequences and interactions in the rich but often neglected history of American economic thought.
Francesca L. Viano – University of Cambridge, UK
Glenn C. Altschuler – Cornell University, USA
Richard Bensel – Cornell University, USA
Kenneth Carpenter – Harvard University Library (Emeritus), USA
Ferdinando Fasce – Università di Genova, Italy
James T. Kloppenberg – Harvard University, USA
Michael O'Brien – University of Cambridge, UK
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Historical Essays on Trade Policy
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.
A Theory of Productive Power
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.