The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014
"this collection of price history tables for goods, salaries, investments, and various side matter yields riches not to be encountered in single-query searches... An illuminating compendium for money-crunching history buffs."
-Library Journal

"This unique and interesting reference work contains a plethora of helpful information for students, researchers, and anyone seeking information on the historical value of the dollar."
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"Business historians, reporters, writers and students will find this source...very helpful for historical research. Libraries will want to purchase it."
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The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014
Fifth Edition


Pub. Date: February 2014
Softcover: 600 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-254-7
Price: $155.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-292-9 EBook Vendors

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A century and a half of America's consumer economy in one easy-to-use volume.

This fifth edition of the highly successful The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.

Each Five-Year Chapter includes:

A new chapter covering 2010-2014 has been added to this fifith edition. In addition, this edition also contains expanded data on Pricing Trends. This informative section provides added detail on the reasons prices changed within the time period, including industry developments, changes in consumer attitudes and important historical facts. Plus, new Conversion Charts in each chapter allow for easy comparisons between the dollar of the time to today’s dollar.

The Value of a Dollar is for both the student engaged in historical research and the user who simply wants to know what life was like during the time of his or her ancestors.

Perfect for anyone curious about social history: students studying the topics that require knowledge about everyday life in America; teachers who seek information to enliven classroom discussions; writers who need access to the basic facts of America's commerce; business historians seeking data to establish a framework of wage and price information during a specific period; and reporters seeking to enhance a story with economic details.

This interesting and useful publication will be widely used in any reference collection.

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Pub. Date: February 2014
Softcover: 600 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-254-7
Price: $155.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-292-9 EBook Vendors

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