Hutchinson, 1965, Black Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition
gilt titles on red panel; a volume in the 'Hutchinsons University Library' series; "Professor Bruchey defends the thesis that the economic growth of the United States cannot be understood apart from the total environment in which it occurred. The skills and materialist ambitions of predominantly middle-class settlers in America were only part of that total as were the potential resources of a bountiful continent. Small, although gradually widening, markets during the colonial period meant that the labour and resources of only a section of the community were required to meet the commercial demand for goods and services, This fact had important consequences in the way business was done, and in the structure and mobility of society the degree of political participation, psychological attitudes, and the level of technology. Expansion of markets in the later eighteenth century not only altered these variables, but also converted potential factors of production into actual ones. Professor Bruchey maintains that gains in agricultural productivity were a necessary aspect of growth, and that growth as a secular phenomenon is most meaningful to the historian when placed in its full social context."; previous owner's name & small ink blot on front endpaper otherwise a clean copy; including index - 224 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; /American History; American Studies; Economic History; United States; Economics. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00089.