1st ed. 2017   ©2017

An Economic History of the United States

Connecting the Present with the Past

Mark V. Siegler

  • ISBN-10: 1-137-39395-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-137-39395-1; Format: Paper Text, 496 pages

An Economic History of the United States presents an engaging way of studying this fascinating field. Mark V. Siegler takes a thematic approach, and provides both the theoretical foundations and historical background needed to gain an in-depth understanding of the history of important economic issues in the U.S. 

Every chapter examines a specific topic, and the chapters are linked to each other to provide an overall view. The chronological approach is represented with a useful timeline as an appendix to show where the specific topics fi t in the chronology. Chapter topics include: long-run causes of economic growth; economic history of income and wealth inequality; slavery, segregation, and discrimination; immigration and immigration policies; and an economic history of recessions and depressions. 

The book:

  • integrates classic and recent scholarship
  • emphasizes international and comparative elements that link current economic issues in the U.S. to the longer history
  • applies the tools of economics throughout
  • includes helpful features, such as Economic History in Action boxes and end-of-chapter questions.