Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. Patrick K. O’brien
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  3. Patrick K. O’brien
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  4. Patrick K. O’brien
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  5. Patrick K. O’brien
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  6. Patrick K. O’brien
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  7. Patrick K. O’brien
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 70-79

About this book


This is a critical survey of contemporary historical research into the connection between the American Civil War and the long term Economic Growth of the United States. The central focus is on the methods used by economic historians to quantify the economic effects of drastic changes in taxation, government borrowing, and military expenditure, the destruction of human and physical capital, and the demise of slavery, which resulted from the war.


capital economic growth economy growth methods research taxation USA

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  • Patrick K. O’brien
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  1. 1.St Antony’s CollegeOxfordUK

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