Strategic Factors in Nineteenth Century American Economic History: A Volume to Honor Robert W. Fogel

Claudia Goldin and Hugh Rockoff, editors

Conference held March 1-3, 1991
Published in January 1992 by University of Chicago Press
© 1992 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):DAE, LS, ME, HE, HC

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500 pp. pages
ISBN: 0-226-30112-5

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents: Claudia Goldin, Hugh Rockoff (p. -11 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Claudia Goldin, Hugh Rockoff (p. 1 - 8) (bibliographic info) (download)
Two Appreciations: Stanley L. Engerman, Donald N. McCloskey (p. 9 - 25) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. The Market for Manufacturing Workers during Early Industrialization: The American Northeast, 1820 to 1860: Kenneth L. Sokoloff, Georgia C. Villaflor (p. 29 - 65) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. Wages, Prices, and Labor Markets before the Civil War: Claudia Goldin, Robert A. Margo (p. 67 - 104) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. Structural Change in the Farm Labor Force: Contract Labor in Massachusetts Agriculture, 1750-1865: Winifred B. Rothenberg (p. 105 - 134) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Farm Tenancy in the Antebellum North: Donghyu Yang (p. 135 - 156) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Regional Interest Rates in Antebellum America: Howard Bodenhorn, Hugh Rockoff (p. 159 - 187) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Money versus Credit Rationing: Evidence for the National Banking Era, 1880-1914: Michael D. Bordo, Peter Rappoport, Anna J. Schwartz (p. 189 - 223) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. Precedence and Wealth: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Utah: David W. Galenson, Clayne L. Pope (p. 225 - 241) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. The Wealth of Women, 1774: Alice Hanson Jones, Boris Simkovich (p. 243 - 263) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Adult Mortality in America before 1900: A View from Family Histories: Clayne L. Pope (p. 267 - 296) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Toward an Anthropometric History of African-Americans: The Case of the Free Blacks in Antebellum Maryland : John Komlos (p. 297 - 329) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. The Slave Family: A View from the Slave Narratives: Stephen Crawford (p. 331 - 350) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. The Fertility Transition in the United States: Tests of Alternative Hypotheses: Richard H. Steckel (p. 351 - 374) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Trading Quantity for Quality: Explaining the Decline in American Fertility in the Nineteenth Century: Jenny Bourne Wahl (p. 375 - 397) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. The Profitability of Early Canadian Railroads: Evidence from the Grand Trunk and Great Western Railway Companies: Ann M. Carlos, Frank Lewis (p. 401 - 426) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. The Rise and Fall of Urban Political Patronage Machines: Joseph D. Reid, Jr., Michael M. Kurth (p. 427 - 445) (bibliographic info) (download)
16. Dividing Labor: Urban Politics and Big-City Construction in Late-Nineteenth-Century America: Gerald Friedman (p. 447 - 464) (bibliographic info) (download)
Dissertations Supervised by Robert W. Fogel: Claudia Goldin, Hugh Rockoff (p. 465 - 469) (bibliographic info) (download)
The Writings of Robert W. Fogel: Claudia Goldin, Hugh Rockoff (p. 471 - 474) (bibliographic info) (download)
Biographies, Indexes: Claudia Goldin, Hugh Rockoff (p. 475 - 492) (bibliographic info) (download)
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