Property and Prophets – The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies

E. K. Hunt
Level: advanced
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Perspective: Other
Topic: Capitalism, economic history
page count: 291 pages


Hunt (economics, U. of Utah) provides a concise history of the rise and triumph of capitalism, centering mainly on England until 1800 and the U.S. since 1800. He traces the evolution of some of the most significant institutions of capitalism, analyzes the recurring ideological defenses and the radical critiques of capitalism, and examines intellectual developments which were occurring at the same time. Specific revisions in the seventh edition are not identified. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


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