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RA-20101-91
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research on the Early History of the Americas
Norman Fiering, John Carter Brown Library

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From Dependency to Independence: Economic Revolution in Colonial New England (Book)
Title: From Dependency to Independence: Economic Revolution in Colonial New England
Author: Margaret Ellen Newell
Abstract: In a sweeping synthesis of a crucial period of American history, From Dependency to Independence starts with the "problem" of New England's economic development. As a struggling outpost of a powerful commercial empire, colonial New England grappled with problems familiar to modern developing societies: a lack of capital and managerial skills, a nonexistent infrastructure, and a domestic economy that failed to meet the inhabitants' needs or to generate exports. Yet, less than a century and a half later, New England staged the war for political independence and the industrial revolution. How and why did this transformation occur? Marshaling an enormous array of research data, Margaret Ellen Newell demonstrates that colonial New England's economic development and its leadership role in these two American revolutions were interrelated.
Year: 1998
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781501700132
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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