Book Unequal gains : American growth and inequality since 1700 / Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson.
Associated Name: Williamson, Jeffrey G., 1935- author.
Publication year: 
Call Number HC110.I5 L5624 2016
Media class: Book
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691170497 0691170495
Series title: Princeton economic history of the Western world
Extent: xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Unequal Gains offers a radically new understanding of the economic evolution of the United States, providing a complete picture of the uneven progress of America from colonial times to today."--Provided by publisher.
Persistent debate, a new approach, more data, rich findings -- Colonial incomes on the eve of the Revolution -- When did Colonial America get rich? -- Losing the lead : the cost of revolution and independence -- Unequal economic growth, 1800-1860 -- The Civil War : growth lost, freedom gained, inequality maintained -- Contending forces : American incomes across the late nineteenth century -- The greatest leveling of all time -- Rising inequality once more, since the 1970s -- Inequality and growth : history lessons for the future -- Appendix A. A guide to the 1774 and 1800 income estimates -- Appendix B. Salaries, payment in kind, and workdays -- Appendix C. Estimating slaves' retained earnings, Colonial times to 1860 -- Appendix D. American versus British prices, 1640-1875 -- Appendix E. A guide to the 1860 income estimates, and some modifications for 1850 -- Appendix F. A guide to the 1870 income estimates -- Appendix G. Farm operators' incomes in 1870 -- Appendix H. Sources and notes to tables and figures in main text.