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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
flood of light on the recesses of economic life and has been the starting point of much modern discussion. Henry C. Adams (1851– ) published in 1886 his Outline of lectures upon political economy as well as A study of the principles that should control the interference of the State in Industries, in which issue was squarely taken with the philosophy of laissez-faire. Later his Public debts (1887) and the Science of finance (1898) proved to be the pioneer American works in those fields. Richmond Mayo-Smith (1854– 1901) chose the field of statistics, which he treated from the modern and comparative point of view in Statistics and economics (1888) and Statistics and sociology (1895), as he was also the first to make a scientific study of the immigrant problem in Emigration and immigration (1890). Richard T. Ely (1854– ), the first secretary of the American Economic Association, did perhaps more than any of the others in breaking into new fields and in popularizing the modern concepts o<