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Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo


This book is a collection of seven original research papers by leading scholars of American economic history. The papers engage a diverse but clearly related set of topics regarding the establishment and growth of various kinds of economic enterprises that were central to American economic development. Prominent themes include changes in business organization and governance, bank behavior and credit markets, and scale economies in nineteenth-century manufacturing and agricultural production. The volume does not attempt to review and synthesize the literature on all aspects of American economic ... More

Keywords: banks, bankruptcy, governance, growth, incorporation, manufacturing, plantations, scale economies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226261621
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226261768.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William J. Collins, editor
Vanderbilt University

Robert A. Margo, editor

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