In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew from forty-five to seventy-two years. Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, "The Rise and Fall of American Growth" provides an in-depth account of this momentous era. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end?
Gordon challenges the view that economic growth can or will continue unabated, and he demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 can't be repeated. He contends that the nation's productivity growth, which has already slowed to a crawl, will be further held back by the vexing headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government. Gordon warns that the younger generation may be the first in American history that fails to exceed their parents' standard of living, and that rather than depend on the great advances of the past, we must find new solutions to overcome the challenges facing us.
A critical voice in the debates over economic stagnation, "The Rise and Fall of American Growth" is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.
Автор: Perdue Theda, Green Michael Название: North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0195307542 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195307542 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1187 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book begins with the emergence of peoples in North America and traces their stories to the beginning of the early twenty-first century. The narrative rests on the premise that indigenous nations retain sovereign rights, and it explores the ways in which contests over those rights shaped their histories.
Автор: Kennedy David M. Название: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 ISBN: 0195144031 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195144031 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2243 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. Freedom from Fear tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities.
Автор: Rorabaugh Название: American Hippies ISBN: 1107627192 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107627192 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2771 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In the late 1960s and early 1970s hundreds of thousands of white middle-class American youths suddenly became hippies. This short overview of the hippie social movement in the United States examines the movement`s beliefs and practices.
Описание: This book synthesizes politics and economics to explain how robust democratic institutions and rapid industrialization - a combination rarely found in world history - coexisted in the United States during the late nineteenth century period of industrialization.
Описание: Reveals how and why pathological drinking became a subject of medical interest, social controversy, and lurid fascination in the early American republic. This book also reveals just how delirium tremens shaped the modern experience of alcohol addiction as a psychic struggle with inner demons.
Описание: "Original, illuminating, and provocative, Nation within a Nation is certain to challenge those who deny southern exceptionalism. These essays show the complexity, hypocrisy, and, yes, perversion in this tortured relationship."--Orville Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln
"Feldman has put together an impressive array of scholars who intelligently analyze the peculiar, somewhat dysfunctional, somewhat hypocritical relationship of the South to the federal government."--Ralph Young, author of Dissent in America: The Voices That Shaped a Nation "Documents the many complex nuances that make the relationship between the South and the federal government such a compelling story. Writing against the historiographical grain, collectively these essays support the idea of southern distinctiveness, a distinctiveness born out of persistent resentment to all things emanating from Washington."--Kari Frederickson, coeditor of Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth-Century Florida From the Constitutional Convention to the Civil War to the civil rights movement, the South has exerted an outsized influence on American government and history while being distinctly anti-government. While southern states have profited immensely from federal projects, tax expenditures, and public spending, the region's relationship with the central government and the courts can, at the best of times, be described as contentious. Nation within a Nation features cutting-edge work by lead scholars in the fields of history, political science, and human geography whoexamine the causes--real and perceived--of the South's perpetual state of rebellion, which remains one of its most defining characteristics.
Описание: Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover`s white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI`s hostility to black protest was energized by fear of and respect for black writing. Drawing on nearly 14,000 pages of newly released FBI files, F.B. Eyes exposes the Bureau`s intimate
Автор: Delle Название: The Colonial Caribbean ISBN: 0521744334 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521744331 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3431 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Colonial Caribbean is an archaeological analysis of Jamaican coffee plantation landscapes at the turn of the nineteenth century. Framed by Marxist theory, the analysis considers plantation landscapes using a multiscalar approach to landscape archaeology.
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