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Dictionary of United States economic history /
James S. Olson, with Susan Wladaver-Morgan.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992.
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667 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0313265321 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992.
isbn
0313265321 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
2940182
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [625]-632) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-03:
Authors Olson (history, Sam Houston State University) and Wladaver-Morgan (doctorate in history from Indiana University) have provided a useful tool for locating information about economic issues and events of the American past. The work contains more than 1,300 alphabetically arranged entries on American economic history, covering such areas as prominent businesspeople, labor and labor leaders, intellectuals, government officials, legislation, corporations, economic concepts, elections, interest groups, and historical events. Entries average 250 to 500 words and include brief bibliographies of major secondary sources on the subject. There is also a selected bibliography of secondary sources on American economic history, a chronology of US economic history, and a good name and subject index. The dictionary's capsulized information is not nearly as thorough as Glenn Porter's Encyclopedia of American Economic History (CH, Oct'80), but covers many more subjects. A valuable ready-reference tool suitable for general readers and college and university libraries. C. C. Hay III; Eastern Kentucky University
Appeared in Library Journal on 1992-10-15:
This dictionary contains over 1200 concise entries (some signed by Susan Wladaver-Morgan) treating individuals, organizations, laws, court cases, places, terms, events, and other topics in American economic history. Olson's criteria for inclusion are quite broad, since he has essays on Vasco da Gama and John Steinbeck as well as affirmative action and the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991. Bibliographic references supplement nearly every entry. Cross references, a brief chronology of U.S. economic history, a selected bibliography, and a subject index are also provided. This valuable resource should be very useful in academic and large public libraries.-- Leonard Grundt, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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'œAs a brief information source, the Dictionary of United States Economic History may be useful in public and academic libraries.'' Booklist
'œA valuable ready-reference tool suitable for general readers and college and university libraries.'' Choice
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Financial news today is front-page news. Americans are showered daily with stories about the stock market, the savings and loan scandal, banking catastrophes, trade imbalances, government deficits, inflation, international financial crises, unemployment, poverty, urban plight, junk bonds, and taxes. This book provides a handy reference for those who want to locate information about issues and events in American economic history. The volume includes concise essays on more than 1,200 topics. Numerous entries provide biographies of prominent businessmen and businesswomen, union leaders, intellectuals, politicians, and government officials. Others cover historical events, legislation, economic terms, labor unions, corporations, interest groups, elections, and economic institutions. The work also includes a chronology of major events in U.S. economic history and a selective bibliography. Cross-references and a subject index are also provided. The work will be valuable to reference librarians in schools, colleges, and public libraries and to individuals teaching economics, economic history and American history.
Unpaid Annotation
This book provides a handy reference volume for those who want to find information about issues and events in American economic history. It includes concise essays on more than 1,200 topics. Numerous entries provide biographies of prominent businessmen and businesswomen, union leaders, intellectuals, politicians, and government officials. Others cover historical events, legislation, economic terms, labor unions, corporations, interest groups, elections, and economic institutions. The work also includes a chronology of major events in U.S. economic history and a selective bibliography.
Table of Contents
Preface Dictionary
Appendix: A Chronology of United States Economic History
Selected Bibliography
Index
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