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This section contains the list of reference books and articles that occur in this book titled The American Road to Capitalism. The book is a major contribution to historical scholarship. The author says this with particular emphasis, because so much that has been written about the history of capitalism has been anything but historical. There are essentially two ways of thinking about history unhistorically. One is to posit a single, universal transhistorical law of change and development. The other is to reduce history to a welter of particularities, all detail and difference without causality or even process, just, in Arnold Toynbee's classic phrase, one damn thing after another.

Keywords:Capitalism; transhistorical law



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