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

William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo, editors

Conference held December 14, 2013
Published in September 2015 by University of Chicago Press
© 2015 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):DAE, AP

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287 pages
ISBN: 0-226-26162-X

Table of Contents

Front matter, acknowledgments, table of contents: William J. Collins, Robert A. Margo (p. -9 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: William J. Collins, Robert A. Margo (p. 1 - 22) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Revisiting American Exceptionalism: Democracy and the Regulation of Corporate Governance: The Case of Nineteenth-Century Pennsylvania in Comparative Context: Naomi R. Lamoreaux (p. 25 - 71) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Corporate Governance and the Development of Manufacturing Enterprises in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts: Eric Hilt (p. 73 - 102) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Claudia Rei (p. 102 - 106) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. The Evolution of Bank Boards of Directors in New York, 1840–1950: Howard Bodenhorn, Eugene N. White (p. 107 - 145) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
4. Did Railroads Make Antebellum U.S. Banks More Sound?: Jeremy Atack, Matthew S. Jaremski, Peter L. Rousseau (p. 149 - 178) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. Sources of Credit and the Extent of the Credit Market: A View from Bankruptcy Records in Mississippi, 1929–1936: Mary Eschelbach Hansen (p. 179 - 212) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Economies of Scale in Nineteenth-Century American Manufacturing Revisited: A Resolution of the Entrepreneurial Labor Input Problem: Robert A. Margo (p. 215 - 244) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. Were Antebellum Cotton Plantations Factories in the Field?: Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode (p. 245 - 276) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of contributors, indexes: William J. Collins, Robert A. Margo (p. 277 - 287) (bibliographic info) (download)
 
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