| HBS Case Collection
American System, The
Traces the economic development of the United States from 1790 to 1857, focusing especially on the struggle between free traders and protectionists over federal tariff policy. Devotes considerable attention to the nation's political system, its evolving common law, basic factors of production (land, labor, and capital), and key sectors (agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, etc.).
Keywords: Business History;
Government and Politics;
Moss, David A., Tiffany Morris, and Sarah A. Brennan. "American System, The." Harvard Business School Case 704-036, February 2004.