Value of a Dollar: 1600-1865, The Colonial Era to The Civil War, 1st Edition

  • Scott Derks
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  • ISBN-10: 1592371698
  • ISBN-13: 9781592371693
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 436 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

Following the format of the widely acclaimed The Value of a Dollar, 1860-2004, The Value of a Dollar 1600-1865, The Colonial Era to The Civil War records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Colonial Era to the Civil War.

Arranged into five-year chapters, each chapter includes a Historical Snapshot, Consumer Expenditures, Investments, Selected Income, Income/Standard Jobs, Food Basket, Standard Prices and Miscellany.

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"...for student and lay readers will find this guide quite helpful." --Lawrence Looks at Books, February 2006

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Acknowledgments.
Contents.
Introduction.
1600-1749: The Development of the Colonies.
Historical Snapshots 1600-1749.
Currency, 1600-1749.
Selected Incomes 1600-1749.
Services & Fees 1600-1749.
Financial Rates & Exchanges 1600-1749.
Slave Trades 1600-1749.
Commodities 1600-1749.
Selected Prices 1600-1749.
Miscellany 1600-1749.
1750-1774: The Run up to the War of American Independence.
Historical Snapshots 1750-1774.
Currency, 1750-1774.
Selected Incomes 1750-1774.
Services & Fees 1750-1774.
Financial Rates & Exchanges 1750-1774.
Slave Trades 1750-1774.
Commodities 1750-1774.
Selected Prices 1750-1774.
Miscellany 1750-1774.
1775-1799: The Revolution Births a Debt-Plagued Nation.
Historical Snapshots 1775-1799.
Currency, 1775-1799.
Selected Incomes 1775-1799.
Services & Fees 1775-1799.
Financial Rates & Exchanges 1775-1799.
Slave Trades 1775-1799.
Commodities 1775-1799.
Selected Prices 1775-1799.
Miscellany 1775-1799.
1800-1824: Another War, Manufacturing, Self-Sufficiency and Prosperity.
Historical Snapshots 1800-1824.
Currency, 1800-1824.
Selected Incomes 1800-1824.
Services & Fees 1800-1824.
Financial Rates & Exchanges 1800-1824.
Slave Trades 1800-1824.
Commodities 1800-1824.
Selected Prices 1800-1824.
Miscellany 1800-1824.
1825-1849: Western Expansion, Canal Transportation and American Confidence.
Historical Snapshots 1825-1849.
Currency, 1825-1849.
Selected Incomes 1825-1849.
Services & Fees 1825-1849.
Financial Rates & Exchanges 1825-1849.
Commodities 1825-1849.
Selected Prices 1825-1849.
Miscellany 1825-1849.
1850-1865: Railroads, Slavery and a Nation at War with Itself.
Historical Snapshots 1850-1865.
Currency, 1850-1865.
Selected Incomes 1850-1865.
Services & Fees 1850-1865.
Financial Rates & Exchanges 1850-1865.
Commodities 1850-1861.
Selected Prices 1850-1865.
Miscellany 1850-1865.
Index.
Bibliography.