American railroads and the transformation of the antebellum economy.


Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1965 [id est 1966] .

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Subjects Chemins de fer -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Economia.
Economic history.
Estradas De Ferro (Aspectos Economicos)
États-Unis -- Conditions économiques.
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Railroads.
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States.
Series Harvard economic studies ; v. 127.
Description xv, 452 pages maps 22 cm.
Copyright Date 1965 [id est 1966]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-441).
Also issued online.
Summary Awarded the David A. Wells Prize 1963-64.
Contents The problem to be studied -- Direct benefits: theory, measurement, and interpretation -- The magnitude of the backward linkages -- The dynamics of railroad extension into the west -- The impact on western agriculture -- Railroads and eastern industrialization in the 1840s -- The influence of pre-Civil War railroads on the patterns of domestic commerce -- Some implications for the theory of social overhead capital -- The derivation of output estimates -- The derivation of capital formation The derivation of employment estimates -- The derivation of equipment estimates.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)237593
(OCoLC)ocm00237593
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Fishlow, Albert.
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