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Hughes, Jonathan R. T.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 260 publications in 3 languages and 7,539 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other
Classifications: HC103, 330.973
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Most widely held works about Jonathan R. T Hughes
 
Most widely held works by Jonathan R. T Hughes
American economic history; the development of a national economy by Lance E Davis( Book )

96 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief economic history of the United States from 1783 to the 1930s
The vital few; American economic progress and its protagonists by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The governmental habit : economic controls from colonial times to the present by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrary to what generations of school children have been taught, Americans have used government to control and interfere with economic life ever since the first pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. These unplanned patchwork controls, which today reach into every facet of our lives, may not be as efficient as either economic planning or free market capitalism would be, but they exist and are an integral part of our legal system and social structure. We seem to prefer our own peculiar system of "regulated malfunctioning," the product of a long history stretching back to colonial times. The aim of the brilliant book is to explain how we came to our present methods of control over economic activity. It is the first attempt ever made to trace the history of government control from its colonial beginnings to the present.-- Book Jacket
Industrialization and economic history: theses and conjectures by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vital few : the entrepreneur and American economic progress by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

19 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vital Few, a study of the contribution of entrepreneurs to the American economy, provides portraits of the men and women whose individual enterprise has helped to establish the character of the American businessperson and to carry our economy forward from colonial times. Examining such legendary figures as William Penn, Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and J. Pierpont Morgan in their social and economic environment, Jonathan Hughes illuminates each period of American economic history and provides insights into the workings of American business and the special qualities required of its super-achievers. Taking into account such dramatic changes in the economy as the explosive growth of government and the puzzling effects of "stagflation," Hughes has now expanded his original volume. The new edition includes two additional biographies and a short essay on the nature of bureaucracy in both the government and the private sector. Both biographies are of "bureaucratic entrepreneurs", whose work in the federal government represents the two most prominent trends in government economics. Mary Switzer's 48-year career demonstrates the ways in which the modern welfare state has developed. First a catalyst then a major force in establishing social programs and institutions, she is in large part responsible for the existence of the American welfare state. Marriner Eccles's career, on the other hand, shows the evolution of "compensatory" fiscal and monetary policies from the New Deal to the Korean War. A self-made millionaire who was appointed to a high-level job in the federal government, Eccles quit his post after 1950, convinced that American economic policy was hopelessly inflationary and economically destructive. With these new additions, The Vital Few, long a source of inspiration and economic interest, is more accessible and useful than ever
The governmental habit redux : economic controls from colonial times to the present by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative history of governmental involvement in the U.S. economy from the colonial period to the present
Social control in the colonial economy by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluctuations in trade, industry, and finance; a study of British economic development, 1850-1860 by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

18 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vital one : essays in honor of Jonathan R.T. Hughes( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vital few by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecology and historical materialism by Jonathan Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work challenges the widely-held view that Marxism is unable to deal adequately with environmental issues. Jonathan Hughes considers the nature of environmental problems, and the choice of evaluative perspective from which to address them. He examines Marx's critique of Malthus, his method, and his materialism, which he construes as a recognition of human dependence upon nature. Central to his argument is an interpretation of the development of the productive forces which takes account of the differing ecological impacts of different productive techniques while remaining consistent with the normative and explanatory roles that the concept plays within Marx's theory. Finally the book investigates the conception of human needs underpinning Marx's assertion of the communist principle to each according to his needs. He concludes that human needs may be satisfied only by a modest and ecologically-feasible expansion of productive output
American economic history by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Recording )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] integrates ... scholarly research and data with the most important lessons from four centuries of economic, political, and social developments in U.S. history. [It] takes a chronological approach to the course and leaves students with an ... understanding of how economic history can inform issues facing our society today.-Back cover
Meiguo jing ji shi : Di 7 ban by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu rong he le si ge shi ji yi lai mei guo jing ji,Zheng zhi he she hui fa zhan li shi shang zui zhong yao de jiao xue nei rong he zui xin de yan jiu cheng guo,Quan shu yi shi jian hua fen,Ju ti fen wei:zhi min di shi qi,Gong ye hua she hui de jue qi,Lian bang li liang de fa zhan,Yong gan mian dui xin shi jie deng 5 bu fen
Sekai keizaishi : kōgyōka no gendaishi( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dollar-sterling exchange, 1803-1895 by L.E Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the British economy in the crisis of 1857 by Jonathan R. T Hughes( )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight tycoons : the entrepreneur and American history by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conversation with Jonathan Hughes by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Hughes, Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, discusses the economic history of the United States
Aspects of quantitative research in economic history by Lance E Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States business cycle before 1860 : some problems of interpretation by Jonathan R. T Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hughes, J. R. T.

Hughes, J. R. T. 1928-1992

Hughes, J. R. T. Jonathan R. T.)

Hughes, J. R. T. (Jonathan R. T.), 1928-1992

Hughes, Jonathan.

Hughes, Jonathan 1928-

Hughes, Jonathan 1928-1992

Hughes, Jonathan R. 1928-1992

Hughes, Jonathan R. T.

Hughes, Jonathan Roberts Tyson Hughes 1928-1992

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