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Trading Blows

by James Shoch The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

For the past two decades, trade policy has been high on the American political agenda, thanks to the growing integration of the United States into the global economy and the wealth of debate this development...


Modernizing a Slave Economy

by John Majewski The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2011)

What would separate Union and Confederate countries look like if the South had won the Civil War? In fact, this was something that southern secessionists actively debated. Imagining themselves as nation builders,...


Calculating the Value of the Union

by James L. Huston The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

While slavery is often at the heart of debates over the causes of the Civil War, historians are not agreed on precisely what aspect of slavery--with its various social, economic, political, cultural, and moral...


For Social Peace in Brazil

by Barbara Weinstein The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

This book is the first major study of industrialists and social policy in Latin America. Barbara Weinstein examines the vast array of programs sponsored by a new generation of Brazilian industrialists who sought...


North Carolina in the Connected Age

by Michael L. Walden The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

At a time when North Carolina's population is exploding and its economy is shifting profoundly, one of the state's leading economists applies the tools of his trade to chronicle these changes and to inform North...


Ludwig Erhard

by Alfred C. Mierzejewski The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

In the first English-language biography of one of the most important figures in postwar German history, Alfred C. Mierzejewski examines the life and service of Ludwig Erhard (1897-1977), West Germany's first...


Sugar and Civilization

by April Merleaux The University of North Carolina Press (July 13, 2015)

In the weeks and months after the end of the Spanish-American War, Americans celebrated their nation's triumph by eating sugar. Each of the nation's new imperial possessions, from Puerto Rico to the Philippines,...


Rich Indians

by Alexandra Harmon The University of North Carolina Press (October 25, 2010)

Long before lucrative tribal casinos sparked controversy, Native Americans amassed other wealth that provoked intense debate about the desirability, morality, and compatibility of Indian and non-Indian economic...


Econocide

by Seymour Drescher The University of North Carolina Press (August 30, 2010)

In this classic analysis and refutation of Eric Williams's 1944 thesis, Seymour Drescher argues that Britain's abolition of the slave trade in 1807 resulted not from the diminishing value of slavery for Great...


Capitalizing on Change

by Stanley Buder The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2009)

Americans love "this year's model," relying on the "new" to be always "improved." Enthusiasm for the new, says Stanley Buder, is essential to American business, where innovation and change stoke the engines...


Jimmy Carter's Economy

by W. Carl Biven The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

The massive inflation and oil crisis of the 1970s damaged Jimmy Carter's presidency. In Jimmy Carter's Economy, Carl Biven traces how the Carter administration developed and implemented economic policy amid...


Navigating Failure

by Edward J. Balleisen The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

The "self-made" man is a familiar figure in nineteenth-century American history. But the relentless expansion of market relations that facilitated such stories of commercial success also ensured that individual...