By Joshua L. Rosenbloom
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2002
Online Publication Date:December 2009
Subjects: American history 1861-1900
This book examines the history of institutional changes in U.S. labor markets during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It combines a detailed historical description of how these institutions worked and evolved with a thorough analysis of quantitative evidence that reveals their implications for geographic wage convergence and market integration. This account illustrates both the importance of institutions as determinants of national economic performance and the importance of market forces in establishing the context of late nineteenth century labor history.