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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...


The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

by Gene R. Nichol The University of North Carolina Press (November 02, 2018)

These are the faces of poverty in North Carolina: scores of homeless men, women, and children take refuge in makeshift camps, barely hidden in the woods near some of our most affluent neighborhoods. Hundreds...


Managing Privacy

by H. Jeff Smith The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2017)

The ongoing revolution in electronic information technology raises critical questions about our right to privacy. As more personal information is gathered and stored at breathtaking speed, corporate America...


Antitrust and the Triumph of Economics

by Marc Allen Eisner The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Some of the chief aims of President Ronald Reagan's economic agenda were to reduce the "regulatory burden," minimize state intervention, and reinvigorate market mechanisms. Toward these ends, his administration...


Capitalism and Slavery

by Eric Williams The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry...


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...


Our Daily Bread

by Geoff Mann The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

A wage is more than a simple fee in exchange for labor, argues Geoff Mann. Beyond being a quantitative reflection of productivity or bargaining power, a wage is a political arena in which working people's identity,...


Export Agriculture and the Crisis in Central America

by Robert G. Williams The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Before social unrest shook the region in the 1970s, Central America experienced more than a decade of rapid export growth by adding cotton and beef to the traditional coffee and bananas. Williams shows how the...


Running Steel, Running America

by Judith Stein The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

The history of modern liberalism has been hotly debated in

contemporary politics and the academy. Here, Judith Stein uses

the steel industry--long considered fundamental to the U.S.

economy--to examine liberal...


Missionary Capitalist

by Darlene Rivas The University of North Carolina Press (April 03, 2003)

The first work to draw on Nelson A. Rockefeller's newly available personal papers as well as research in Latin American archives, Missionary Capitalist details Rockefeller's efforts to promote economic development...


Opening America's Market

by Alfred E. Eckes Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Despite the passage of NAFTA and other recent free trade victories in the United States, former U.S. trade official Alfred Eckes warns that these developments have a dark side. Opening America's Market offers...


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...