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Economic Episodes in American History
How Can Economics Illuminate History?
Why Did the British Colonies Succeed Economically—Without Finding
Gold and Silver?
Why Did John Harrower Sell Himself into Bondage?
Why Did the American Colonists Fight When They Were Safe,
Prosperous, and Free?
How Did the U.S. Constitution Provide a Road Map to Economic
Canals and Railroads: What Did We Do Before
Was Slavery a Market Institution?
The Civil War and Lee’s Dilemma:
Why Fight a War When the North’s Economy Was So Much
How Did the Civil War Change the U.S. Economy?
The Homestead Act of 1862: Was Free Land Really Free?
Did the Comanche and Other American Indians Favor Communal Ownership?
Why Did Frank H. Mayer and His Fellow Hunters Hunt Buffalo,
Almost to Extinction?
Did Railroads Cause the Economy of the Late 1800s to
Hard Currency: Sound Money or Cross of Gold?
Were the Robber Barons Robbers or Barons?
Why Did the 19th-Century Monopolies Disappear?
How Did Financial Panics Lead to the Establishment of
an Independent Central Bank?
Who Was the Titanic Baby and Where Was He Going?
What Made the Roaring Twenties Roar, Economically: Real
Growth or a Stock Market Bubble?
Why Did a Mild Recession in 1929 Become the Great Depression
of the 1930s?
Was the New Deal Good for the U.S. Economy?
The Economics of Union Membership: Solidarity Forever?
Did Rosie the Riveter Win the Battle for Working Women?
Why Did the Economy Grow after World War II?
Who Desegregated Major League Baseball: Adam Smith or
How Did the Marshall Plan Become a Model for Foreign
What Were the Origins of the African American Middle
Why Did Communism
How Did the Economy Influence Presidential Elections
in the Stagnant Seventies?
Is the Information Revolution as Big as the Industrial
Is Free Trade Out of Date?
Is Growth of the Federal Government Good for the Economy?
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