E Peshine Smith: A Study in Protectionist Growth Theory and American Sectionalism

December 4, 2012

NY University, PhD, 1968, Michael Hudson

Peshine Smith (1814 – 82) was probably the most sophisticated of the pre-Civil War protectionists. What he attempted was no less a task than to transform protectionist economic thought from a body of disparate and often self-contradictory parts into an integrated doctrine of economic growth, and to develop political economy as a quantitative engineering science.

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