A Modern Economic History

by Edmund Clingan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/24/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781491772133
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781491772140

About the Book

Capitalism is a word that many use but seldom define. This book introduces students to capitalism and other important concepts of economic history. It uses clear, simple language to guide the reader from the ancient pre-capitalist world to the origins of capitalism in medieval western Europe and its spread around the world. The last chapter discusses our current ongoing economic crisis.

Topics include the pre-conditions and machinery of capitalism, European exploration, national finance, globalization, industrial revolution, stock exchanges, gold and paper money, the modern corporation, the impact of World War One, Communist economic history, the Great Depression, and the modern economic structure of the world.

The reader will discover that the economic questions and problems of our time go back many centuries, and that solutions must take this into account.

About the Author

Edmund Clingan received his education at the City University of New York and the Universities of Bonn and Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Finance from Kaiser to Führer: Budget Politics in Germany, 1912-1934 (2001). The Lives of Hans Luther, 1879-1962: Chancellor, Banker, and Hitler’s Ambassador (2010), Twilight’s Last Gleaming: American Hegemony and Dominance in the Modern World (2013). His textbooks include An Introduction to Modern Western Civilization as well as Century of Revolution: A World History, 1770-1870. He is currently Professor of History at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York.