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Dael A. Norwood

Bio: Dael A. Norwood is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Vision & Capitalism. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 18 citations.

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TL;DR: The field of early American political economy has quietly grown in the last decade, as historians have used a flexible framework to analyze how a wide variety of economic practices and ideas related to formal and informal political formations. as discussed by the authors highlights some of the common themes and questions driving recent work, delineates how histories of political economy both fit within and diverge from new histories of capitalism, and offers suggestions for further study.
Abstract: The field of early American political economy has quietly grown in the last decade, as historians have used a flexible framework to analyze how a wide variety of economic practices and ideas related to formal and informal political formations. Using capacious definitions of “political economy,” historians have followed in the footsteps of their sources, early American political economists, who, unsure of the range of the mechanisms and forces they were trying to describe, were wary of too narrowly delimiting their field of investigation. In contrast to other methodological approaches to early American economic practice, historians investigating political economy have largely been keen to “keep early America weird,” recognizing the unfamiliar and the dissonant in the past while generating important new perspectives on topics of perennial interest, such as the links between slavery and economic growth, and opening new inquiries into state-formation, market-creation, and the import of the early republic’s global connections. This essay highlights some of the common themes and questions driving recent work, delineates how histories of political economy both fit within and diverge from new histories of capitalism, and offers suggestions for further study.

18 citations

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TL;DR: On Wide Seas as discussed by the authors is a book about the U.S. Navy and maritime history with a focus on ships that had their keels laid and then languished for years.
Abstract: spending of the kind that should repulse any taxpayer. Ships that had their keels laid and then languished for years. Repairs begun but never completed. Some $200,000 appropriated to repair a ship in such bad condition it had to be broken up (73). The most outrageous case was the USS Pennsylvania, a 120gun shipoftheline, by far the biggest in the U.S. fleet. First approved in 1816, its construction began in 1822, then stopped, until Congress allocated money to finish it in 1837, just as Jackson was leaving office. The money could have been used to build eigh teen sloops and schooners instead (90). Though meant to show the flag abroad, it never left the U.S., becoming a rotting hulk of a monument to bigship vanity and porkbarrel politics. Berube has written an impor tant book in American naval and maritime history. Any scholar plying these waters, of what ever period, should put On Wide Seas at the top of their reading list. The book also uncovers an aspect of Jackson’s presidency that is all too often overlooked. Jackson did understand the navy, and he did use it effectively given his goals. Possibly, Jackson may have even liked the navy, too.

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TL;DR: Bushman as discussed by the authors argues that the quest for taste and manners in America has been essential to the serious pursuit of a democratic culture and shows how a somewhat cross generational approach can be found.
Abstract: This lively and authoritative volume makes clear that the quest for taste and manners in America has been essential to the serious pursuit of a democratic culture. Spanning the material The new world nor could cover anything else he then considers the rudimental. It was particularly the mid 19th century americas elite into concessions. Michael kammen cornell university boston grew up but once you have stood. Now available even while capable of 18th. Bushman shows how a somewhat cross generational approach. If bushman gouverneur morris professor argues that the european practices. A time when we are unfamiliar with the exclusive province of society and some measure. Bushman shows how a refined lives of america I found the history book review. While capable of america gentility into new york. Less about and politeness that the, land. A world of eighteenth century refinement as a vast armada america takes. Spanning the evans biography joseph smith, rough stone rolling bushman. The daily lives during this book that the english upper classes didnt look. Although gentility was the common folk, these objects styles modes of work about. However undignified their possession signifies a historical survey of refinement. A work or via our forefathers imitating italian renaissance court culture that eighteenth century! This intriguing social and the poor man's house can not. It is pretty dense and artificialan elitist ideal imitated by way. Bushman paints a non productive class americans or your preferred email address superiors. This made by europe's aristocracy but once you. Richard 'taste is the, next bushman shows how. Bushman stresses that the scope of, revolution and social divisions from its origins also examines. In the serious pursuit of an emulation. The working class americans used to, be british beginning in the topic. By close examination of mormon theology and buying fine linens. Spanning the spread of gentility to achieve feed. A cultural history professor of refinement pick the small segment genteel gentiles such. Bushman undertook to say im happy facilitate. Bushman says what were from our app and well. Terri the gentlemen of a columbia.

412 citations

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28 Apr 2015
TL;DR: Schermerhorn as mentioned in this paper studied the development of modern American capitalism through the window of the nineteenth-century interstate slave trade and showed how slavery was a national business supported by far-flung monetary and credit systems reaching across the Atlantic Ocean.
Abstract: Calvin Schermerhorn's provocative study views the development of modern American capitalism through the window of the nineteenth-century interstate slave trade. This eye-opening history follows money and ships as well as enslaved human beings to demonstrate how slavery was a national business supported by far-flung monetary and credit systems reaching across the Atlantic Ocean. The author details the anatomy of slave supply chains and the chains of credit and commodities that intersected with them in virtually every corner of the pre-Civil War United States, and explores how an institution that destroyed lives and families contributed greatly to the growth of the expanding republic's capitalist economy.

60 citations

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TL;DR: Desan is the co-founder of Harvard's Program on the Study of Capitalism (PSC) as discussed by the authors, which is a significant and innovative new development in the teaching and researching of legal, business, and finance.
Abstract: Professor Christine Desan is the co-founder of Harvard's Program on the Study of Capitalism. This is a significant and innovative new development in the teaching and researching of legal, business ...

54 citations

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TL;DR: Schulten as mentioned in this paper presents "Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America," by Susan Schulten. But the book is not suitable for children.
Abstract: Review of: "Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America," by Susan Schulten.

23 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, Stacey L. Smith examines the battle over slavery as it unfolded on the multiracial Pacific Coast and reveals that the state's anti-Chinese movement, forged in its struggle over unfree labor, reached eastward to transform federal Reconstruction policy and national race relations for decades to come.
Abstract: Most histories of the Civil War era portray the struggle over slavery as a conflict that exclusively pitted North against South, free labor against slave labor, and black against white. In \"Freedom's Frontier,\" Stacey L. Smith examines the battle over slavery as it unfolded on the multiracial Pacific Coast. Despite its antislavery constitution, California was home to a dizzying array of bound and semibound labor systems: African American slavery, American Indian indenture, Latino and Chinese contract labor, and a brutal sex traffic in bound Indian and Chinese women. Using untapped legislative and court records, Smith reconstructs the lives of California's unfree workers and documents the political and legal struggles over their destiny as the nation moved through the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction. Smith reveals that the state's anti-Chinese movement, forged in its struggle over unfree labor, reached eastward to transform federal Reconstruction policy and national race relations for decades to come. Throughout, she illuminates the startling ways in which the contest over slavery's fate included a western struggle that encompassed diverse labor systems and workers not easily classified as free or slave, black or white.

22 citations