Economic History Essays

  • The Economic History of Pittsburgh

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    The Economic History of Pittsburgh At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Pittsburgh became a leader in America’s industrial production. This industrial production dominated Pittsburgh’s economy for over a century. This attracted many foreigners to Pittsburgh which had a demand for unskilled workers. However, Pittsburgh eventually lost its position as one of the world’s largest industrial producers and became a rising city for businesses in the field of information technology. As a result

  • History of Economic Thought Final Essays

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    Economics; a study that has confounded people for years. The basic reason why we do not experience economic prosperity is because there lacks a basic understanding of economics. George Bernard Shaw once said, “If all the economists were lined up, they would still disagree” (White 1). He have schools ranging from government controlled such as Keynesians, and then free markets such as Chicago or Austrian. The one thing that economists can agree on is that economics is a complex science and there are

  • Economic Crisis throughout History

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    market crash on October 29, 1929 set in motion many events leading to the Great Depression. Although this day is considered the trigger to the massive economic fallout, the American and global economies had been in turmoil for six months prior to Black Tuesday, and many other factors contributed to what’s known as the worst economic crash in modern history. With few regulations on the stock market in the years leading up to the Great Depression, investors were able to buy stocks on margin, only requiring

  • Themes in History As Discussed by Niall Ferguson, Ian Morris, and David Landes

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    physical constraints and challenges presented by life on planet Earth. In addition, all three works address the question of the current multi-century phase of economic dominance by the “west”, and in attempting to understand that economic dominance they also attempt to determine if there are economic themes or patterns that can predict economic development especially as we know it today. In “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations”, Landes sets out to answer through historical research, the questions of

  • Politics of Jamaica

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    The political and economic history of Jamaica is based upon its foundation as a slave colony. From the beginning, the colony was under Spanish rule that relied upon native slave laboring in the sugar fields. The first law to be implemented upon the island under Spanish rule was the Repartimiento, introduced by Governor Esquivel, the first governor of Jamaica. The law enabled colonists to apply for and receive special permission to use the natives for a period of time; forcing them into labors

  • Sweden’s Industrial Relations

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    erecting the welfare state that is modern day Sweden. An analysis of the labor organization and industrial relations of Sweden gives great insight into the fluctuations of the Swedish economy as well as the mindset of the Swedish leaders setting economic policy. Sweden was governed continuously by the Social Democratic party from 1932 until 1976 and the Social Democrats would return to power periodically from the 80’s to the present day. Such a long and continuous period of governance sheds light

  • E.P Thompson's The making of the English Working Class

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    to Kaye and McClelland, ‘the obligatory starting point for any contemporary discussion of the history of the working-class formation.’ This gives us the indication that Thompson had not just written another piece on the concepts of class but that his book ‘opened interpretive eyes to a new way of seeing class.’ In his book Thompson’s main purpose was to write adjacent to the grain of economic history by implying that ‘the working class did not rise like the sun at the appointed time. It was present

  • Imperialism in India

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    begun. Because of all these reasons almost no famine existed in British colonial India. The English also built many institutions in India and setup a productive government. "They have framed wise laws and have established courts of justice"(The Economic History Of India Under Early British Rule). In addition to all these positive affects, Britain also linked India to the modern world through modern science and modern thought. However, where the is good there has to be bad. British colonization of

  • The History and Current Economics of Nissan

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    The Nissan Motor Company was originally founded as Kwaishinsha Company in 1911. Its first car, the DAT car, was released in 1914 named after its founders Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama, Meitaro Takeuchi last names, creating an acronym using the first letter from each. In 1921 Kwaishinsha Company merged with Jitsuyo Jidosha Co. under the name of DAT Automobile Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Ten years later DAT created the first Datsun cara few years before control was taken by Nissan (Funding Universe). After

  • Caribbean Rum A Social And Economic History

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    Caribbean Rum: A Social & Economic History Identified as one of the many critical components in the Triangular Slave Trade and leading cash crops, the history of rum continues to capture the attention of many historians. Caribbean Rum: A Social & Economic History written by Frederick H. Smith, an Anthropologist/ Archeologist and Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary, examines alcohol’s impact on the Caribbean during the seventeenth century and the many forces that has shaped its

  • History, Economic Significance and Origin of Bananas

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    banana is Musa Acuminata. It belongs to the Musaceae Paradisiaca family and the group of monocots. The most common name is banana, but they can be also called edible banana. The objective of this report is for the audience to understand the history, economic significance, where it originated, and the current distribution of the banana. Bananas were originally found in Southeast Asia, mainly in India. They were brought to the west later on by Arab conquerors in 327 B.C. The banana moved from Asia

  • Economic History of Prince Edward Island

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    impact and effects on the agriculture industry throughout the province of Prince Edward Island, herein referred to as P.E.I. Furthermore; it will analyze critical events and ask questions as to how people during this era reacted to the change in economic uncertainty. The 1920’s were a period of growth for the world economy as many people experienced great deals of increase with respect wealth as well as technological advancements and electricity, which became crucial living standard in countries

  • What Happened In Sacramento In The 1850's

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    Rush to our class using digital and social histories. Eifler brought history to life by transforming 1850’s census data into an evidence-based history. He synthesized newspapers, memoirs, personal letters, and other sources in order to transform numbers into a narrative. Using this narrative, Eifler constructs a multidimensional historical view of mid-nineteenth century Sacramento and provides compelling statistical analysis in order to support his history. Dr. Eifler’s research in the chapter from

  • Womens Role In The Economy

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    household to commercial employment is one of the most notable features of economic development” (Lewis, Historical Perspectives on the American Economy P. 550). In colonial America there was a distinct sexual division of labor. Men were property owners and heads of households. A man’s responsibilities included staple crop farming, hunting, and skilled craftsmanship in order to produce commodities for market (An Economic History of Women in America Pp. 30-33). Women were responsible for a variety of

  • Karl Polanyi's Argument Analysis

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    In 1968, Karl Polanyi argued that ‘ the human economy... is embedded and enmeshed in institutions, economic and noneconomic’. To some extent, this argument can be used to support the issues raised in an article published in ‘the Guardian’. The article was in relation to the slowing down of china’s economy, and the implications that would inevitably affect developing and emerging markets around the world. Polanyi’s argument can assist in understanding why a Chinese slow down has occurred, and the

  • The European Union: Economics, Policy and History’ by Susan Senior Nello

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    The book we are discussing in this essay is called ‘The European Union: Economics, Policy and History’ by Susan Senior Nello. This book takes into account the different disciplines of economics, policy-making and therefore including a great deal of politics, and the history of the institution of the European Union as we know it today. The broad multi-disciplinary perspective makes this a comprehensive book that combines different aspects together making this particularly useful in the current debate

  • The Importance of Adam Smith's Work to Economic Thought

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    The Importance of Adam Smith's Work to Economic Thought Adam Smith is widely regarded as the father of economics as a social science, and is perhaps best known for his work The Wealth of Nations. Throughout this work Smith states and informs towards his belief that society is not at its most productive when ruled over by rules and limitations with regards to trade, and that in order for markets to maximise prosperity, a free trade environment should be made accessible. In this essay I intend to

  • Feudalism In The Middle Ages

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    Power is History One hundred years from now, historians will look back at the 2000s and try to make sense of what happened today. The good historians will quickly find what happened and move on to why it did. History should be more than a list of events and dates. History is made up of patterns, and more importantly, people making choices. Understanding history is understanding why people make the choices they do. Those choices often are made to try to gain or keep power, often through economic means

  • The Study of History

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    methods of collecting evidence and interpreting the past are essential to the study of history. These approaches are not static; they evolve as society and culture evolves, and evolution of approaches and methodology is vital to the continued study of history. The tradition of cataloging and referencing is the foundation of traditional history and this is their legacy to the modern practice.The new approaches of history have seen the value of borrowing from the knowledge, approaches, and concepts of other

  • The Influence of Economic, Political, and Social Factors on Firms

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    The Influence of Economic, Political, and Social Factors on Firms The long controversy exist over the influence of economic , political and social factors on the success of the firms. With many economist believing that economic factors such as management structure contribute to the success of the firm. Karl Marx (1976)[1] and other economist argued that economic factors are not the sole determiner of firm’s success. Marx believes that political, social and economics plays a part in making