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By Arthur G. Adams

A moment, enlarged version of a favored anthology, The Hudson River in Literature includes an abundance of poems and excerpts from novels and essays describing the Hudson River, paintings and go back and forth on it, and lifestyles along it ahead of the 20 th century. integrated listed here are works via such recognized writers as Washingon Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Edgar Allen Poe, and Walt Whitman, in addition to choices via lesser-known writers (like Joseph Rodman Drake and Nathaniel Parker Willis) whose works are both out of print or can be found in basic terms as a part of their chosen works. From Whitman's mast-hemm'd Manhattanto Nathaniel Parker Willis' sabbath solitudeon upstate riverbanks, someone accustomed to what's known as the yank Rhine, and certainly many that aren't, will benefit from the specified, still-accurate descriptions of the river itself. yet even perhaps extra stress-free are the varied excerpts that describe specific elements of Hudson existence- Indian canoes, Dutch farms, steamboat tours, and the majestic surroundings- which permits one to imagine the river at a time while it ruled existence in jap ny. This good-looking quantity has been made extra so by means of the inclusion of sixty five illustrations, now not present in the unique version, which lavishly depict a number of the locales descibed in quite a few texts. The illustrations, by way of such popular artists as Currier and Ives, Greenville Perkins, William Bartlett, and Felix Darley, comprise nearby maps, photos of authors, and reproductions of historical websites and homes.

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I feared that might be the result when the committee organizing the program for the Fourth International Conference of Economic History held at the University of Indiana in Bloomington in 1968 agreed that one section should be devoted to "Formation and Development of Capitalism," and it was proposed that the first session in that section be devoted to methodology and the definition of capitalism. My experience had been that two difficulties prevent prepared papers on methodology being fruitfully discussed in a large group.

5 The simplest illustration of such a protection rent is provided by enterprises competing under a tariff differential. For example, Hawaiian sugar was admitted to the United States free of duty from 1876 to 1890 while to meet the American demand much sugar was being imported from Cuba or Java. These full duty imports were the marginal supply and fixed the price. 6Other examples abound in the history of the wealth of nations and the analysis of a few instances in which protection rents determined major changes in international trade will assist an analysis of the possibilities of increasing national income by the use of force.

To allow for the national opportunity costs, the price of sugar to French consumers would have to be investigated, and if the islanders are counted part of the French nation, we must add the loss they suffered in paying prices for supplies two or three times as high as those previously charged by the Dutch. Even in authors sympathetic to Colbert the evidence presented fails, when all these factors are considered, to indicate that any gain in national income resulted during Colbert's lifetime from the capture of the trade.

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