The Economy of British America, 1607-1789

By John J. McCusker, Russell R. Menard

With supplementary bibliography

537 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4351-2
    Published: December 1991
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0000-0
    Published: January 2014

Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

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Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

Awards & distinctions

Honorable Mention, 1986 Distinguished Book Award Competition, Society of Colonial Wars

A 1986 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

By the American Revolution, the farmers and city-dwellers of British America had achieved, individually and collectively, considerable prosperity. The nature and extent of that success are still unfolding. In this first comprehensive assessment of where research on prerevolutionary economy stands, what it seeks to achieve, and how it might best proceed, the authors discuss those areas in which traditional work remains to be done and address new possibilities for a 'new economic history.'

About the Authors

John J. McCusker, currently the Halsell Distinguished Professor of American History and Professor of Economics at Trinity University, is the author of several books, including Rum and the American Revolution and How Much Is That In Real Money?, and Money and Exchange in Europe and America, 1600-1775: A Handbook.
For more information about John J. McCusker, visit the Author Page.

Russell R. Menard, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, is coauthor of Robert Cole's World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland.


For more information about Russell R. Menard, visit the Author Page.

Reviews

"An indispensable volume."--Choice

"Few studies in any field of American history more successfully define the frontiers of future research."--Stuart Bruchey, Columbia University