Subject: History / General

Subject: History / General

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Dilemmas of Democracy

|9780822984047|Tocqueville and Modernization|Alexis de Tocqueville has been extensively chronicled as a pioneer sociologist and political philosopher of democracy during the early nineteenth century. However, his writings on the problems of social and economic transitions to an industrial society have been largely overlooked. In this book, Seymour Drescher presents a thorough analysis of Tocqueville's concern for the lower classes of society, viewing his thoughts on slavery, poverty, criminality, and working class conditions, and their place in an evolving egalitarian society.| Seymour Drescher|| History / Europe / General History / General Philosophy / Political

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Constructive Change in Latin America

|9780822984030|Cole Blasier draws together eight essays from economists, political scientists, anthropologists, and other social scientists to discuss the growth of Latin American economics during the late twentieth-century. Anthropologist John P. Gillin looks at the impact of industrialization on a Guatemalan village, and sociologists Fernando Cardoso and José Luis Reyna present a pioneering analysis of the effect of industrialization on occupational structure and social stratification. Dwight Brothers takes a critical look at the role of private investment, and fellow economist John Powelson proposes that an integrated social science model of economic growth could resolve some of the conflict between North American…

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Pioneer Life In Western Pennsylvania

|9780822960447|A fascinating look at life during pioneer times in western Pennsylvania. Describes the hardship, danger and drudgery of day-to-day life on the frontier. Topics include cabin raising, crop harvests, tanning, weaving, disease, religion, and superstition. Also follows the progression from pioneer life to industrial society.| Wright J E|| History / General History / United States / General History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

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Whiskey Rebels

|9780822951513|The Story of a Frontier Uprising|Leland Baldwin presents a succinct account of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 in Western Pennsylvania, recalling the economic and sociological factors that led to this historic uprising.| Leland D. Baldwin|| History / General History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

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United States Oil Policy, 1890-1964

|9780822984108|Business and Government in Twentieth Century America|Gerald D. Nash offers a balanced survey on American oil policies over a seventy-five year span, and places in historical perspective the controversies of government- business relations that have resulted from oil depletion and surplus allowances. Focusing on a single industry, Nash provides a valuable study on the government's role in private economic activity. He concludes that Americans have given the government great power in regulating the nation's industries, and in particular, as they relate to defense considerations, and the laws of supply and demand within American borders, and internationally.| Gerald D. Nash|| History…

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