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The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America

Christopher W. Calvo


The first comprehensive examination of early American economic thought in over a generation, The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America challenges the traditional narrative that Americans were born committed to the principles of Adam Smith. Americans are shown to have developed a distinct brand of hybrid capitalism, suited to the nation’s unique political, intellectual, cultural, and economic histories. Given America’s primary position in the history of capitalism, its economists were well situated to comment on market phenomenon. Covering a broad range of the period’s economic literature an ... More

Keywords: Capitalism, Protectionism, Adam Smith, Free trade, American economic thought, American political economy, Finance, Henry Carey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066332
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066332.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher W. Calvo, author
Florida International University