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A Peculiar Democracy: Race, Class, and Corporate Power in the United States

Richard Harvey Brown

in Culture, Capitalism, and Democracy in the New America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100259
eISBN:
9780300127874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100259.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

The United States appears to be different from other capitalist democracies in several respects, from the preindustrial modernization of its political culture to ethnic diversity, assimilation, ... More


Epilogue: Markets in Modern States: England, the United States, and Western Europe, 1500–2000

Bas van Bavel

in The Invisible Hand?: How Market Economies have Emerged and Declined Since AD 500

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199608133
eISBN:
9780191779084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608133.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

Both early modern England and the United States were characterized by a large degree of freedom and equality, generated by a series of revolts. In this open, balanced context, factor markets ... More


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