Land of Promise : An Economic History of the United States

Land of Promise : An Economic History of the United States

eBook - 2012
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A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of America's leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of America's rise to become the world's dominant economy. As ideological free marketers continue to square off against Keynesians in Congress and the press, economic policy remains at the center of political debate.

Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our past--wisdom that offers lessons essential to our future. Building upon the strength and lucidity of his New York Times Notable Books The Next American Nation and Hamilton's Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperity--insight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.

Publisher: Harpercollins,, 2012.
ISBN: 9780062097729
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Jul 09, 2012

A decent book with some fascinating details on the economic history of the United States. The author has a definite leftist bias, but this only becomes an issue in the text a few times. For the most part, it is good scholarship. It is sort of a throwback, nostalgic for FDR, the WPA, et al.

bmacewen Jul 04, 2012

Contrasts the two great economic traditions in American thought: the Jeffersonian/Jacksonian (states' rights, populist, agrarian, pro-small business, pro-rural) and the Hamiltonian (federal, pro-capital, pro targeted infrastructure/R&D support) and resoundingly finds Hamilton the superior model.

Since I agree, I loved the book!

Bruce from the UWS (Princeton econ major and securities lawyer)


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