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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

American Incomes before and after the Revolution

Peter H. Lindert, Jeffrey G. Williamson

NBER Working Paper No. 17211
Issued in July 2011

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Our work has been aided greatly by a battalion of scholars and archivists. The list of helpful colleagues includes Jeremy Atack, Paul Clemens, Paul David, Farley Grubb, Herb Klein, Allan Kulikoff, Bob Margo, Paul Rhode, Josh Rosenbloom, Carole Shammas, Billy Gordon Smith, Richard Sylla, Sam Williamson, and especially Tom Weiss. Archival help was supplied by, among others, Jan Kinzer (Pennsylvania State Archives), Diana McCain (Connecticut Historical Society), Clifford C. Parker (Chester County Archives), and Marc Thomas (Maryland Historical Society). We thank them, yet absolve them from any responsibility for the results presented here. We also acknowledge with gratitude the research assistance of Lety Arroyo-Abad, Julianne Deitch, Sun Go, Patricia Levin, David Nystrom, Brock Smith, Oscar Mendez Medina, and especially Nick Zolas. The paper has also benefitted from earlier suggestions by participants at the Warwick–Venice conference, the NBER summer DAE workshop, the World Economic History Congress (Stellenbosch), the IISH Amsterdam workshop, the EHES Annual Meetings (Dublin), and seminars at Michigan, the Institute for Research on Poverty at Wisconsin, AAE Development at Wisconsin, Oxford, London School of Economics, and UC Berkeley. Financial support was provided by the National Science Foundation through the NBER. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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