KLINGAMAN,. David C. VEDDER, Richard K.
Title: Essays in Nineteenth Century Economic History : The Old Northwest. in dustjacket
Publisher:  Ohio University Press, Athens, 1975, ISBN:82140170X
Seller ID: 108388
KLINGAMAN,. David C., and Richard K. VEDDER (eds.). Essays in Nineteenth Century Economic History : The Old Northwest. Athens : Ohio University Press,(1975). Pp (4),v-xiv,(2),3-356,(2). Index. 8vo, olive green cloth, gilt le ttering to spine. "In the 100 years between 1800 and 1900, the United States evolved into the most economicallu developed nation in the world. These essays focus on the factors and the institutions that played important rolesin this growth. The changes occurring before the Civil War in the East Cen tral states comprising the "Old Northwest" (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin), where the economic transformation was more pronounced, are emphasized." (from the dj). Conents : 1. From northwest to mid-west: Social bases of a regional history (by William N. Parker). 2. The agriculture sector and the pace of economic growth: U.S. experience in the nineteenth century (by Robert E. Gallman). 3. Farm production and income in old and newareas at mid-century (by Richard A. Easterlin). 4. Nineteenth century publ ic land policy: The case for the speculator (by Edward H. Rastatter). 5. Human fertility and agriculture opportunities in Ohio Counties: From frontierto maturity, 1810-60 (by Don R. Leet). 6. Migration and the old northwest (by Richard K. Vedder and Lowell E. Gallaway). 7. Individual wealth in Ohioin 1860 (by David C. Klingamen). 8. The growth of wealth in Ohio, 1800-196 9 (by Lee Soltow). 9. The role of banks in the economic development of the old northwest (by Donald R. Adams). 10. Public canal investment and the opening of the old north-west (by Roger L. Ransom, pp 246-268). 11. The railroads and midwestern development, 1870-90: A general equilibrium history (by Jeffrey G. Williamson). Very good in dustjacket. 20.00