NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

American Incomes 1774-1860

Peter H. Lindert, Jeffrey G. Williamson

NBER Working Paper No. 18396
Issued in September 2012

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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, and especially Nick Zolas. The paper has also benefitted from earlier suggestions by participants at the University of Warwick – Venice, the University of Michigan, the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison, the NBER’s summer DAE workshop, and the World Economic History Congress at Stellenbosch. 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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