The economy of early America: historical perspectives & new directions

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In recent years, scholars in a number of disciplines have focused their attention on understanding the early American economy. The result has been an outpouring of scholarship, some of it dramatically revising older methodologies and findings, and some of it charting entirely new territory—new subjects, new places, and new arenas of study that might not have been considered “economic” in the past.

The Economy of Early America enters this resurgent discussion of the early American economy by showcasing the work of leading scholars who represent a spectrum of historiographical and methodological viewpoints. Contributors include David Hancock, Russell Menard, Lorena Walsh, Christopher Tomlins, David Waldstreicher, Terry Bouton, Brooke Hunter, Daniel Dupre, John Majewski, Donna Rilling, and Seth Rockman, as well as Cathy Matson.

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table_of_contents A house of many mansions: some thoughts on the field of economic history / Cathy Matson -- Rethinking the economy of British America / David Hancock -- Colonial America's Mestizo agriculture / Russell R. Menard -- Peopling, producing, and consuming in early British America / Lorena S. Walsh -- Indentured servitude in perspective: European migration into North America and the composition of the early American labor force, 1600/1775 / Christopher Tomlins -- Capitalism, slavery, and Benjamin Franklin's American Revolution / David Waldstreicher -- Moneyless in Pennsylvania: privatization and the depression of the 1780s / Terry Bouton -- Creative destruction: the forgotten legacy of the hessian fly / Brooke Hunter -- The panic of 1819 and the political economy of sectionalism / Daniel S. Dupre -- Toward a social history of the corporation: shareholding in Pennsylvania, 1800/1840 / John Majewski -- Small-producer capitalism in early national Philadelphia / Donna J. Rilling -- The unfree origins of America capitalism / Seth Rockman.
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