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Economic history is the academic study of economies or economic events of the past. Research is conducted using a combination of historical methods, statistical methods and the application of economic theory to historical situations and institutions. The field can encompass a wide variety of topics, including equality, finance, technology, labor, and business. It emphasizes historicizing the economy itself, analyzing it as a dynamic force and attempting to provide insights into the way it is structured and conceived.

Using both quantitative data and qualitative sources, economic historians emphasize understanding the historical context in which major economic events take place. They often focus on the institutional dynamics of systems of production, labor, and capital, as well as the economy's impact on society, culture, and language. Scholars of the discipline may approach their analysis from the perspective of different schools of economic thought, such as mainstream economics, Marxian economics, the Chicago school of economics, and Keynesian economics.

Sub-disciplines of the field include financial and business history, which overlaps with areas of social history such as demographic and labor history. The quantitative (econometric) study of economic history is also known as cliometrics. Historians have recently re-engaged with the study of economic history in a new field calling itself history of capitalism.

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Erosion Effects - Utah

Erosion Effects - Utah

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Aspect Photo General Terrain Views - All States

Aspect Photo General Terrain Views - All States

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River Scenes - Oregon

River Scenes - Oregon

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Ungulates: Deer - Arizona

Ungulates: Deer - Arizona

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Forest Insects - General

Forest Insects - General

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Naval Stores - Florida

Naval Stores - Florida

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Logging Waste - All States

Logging Waste - All States

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Forest Diseases - General

Forest Diseases - General

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Damaged Properties - Idaho

Damaged Properties - Idaho

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Scenery: Landscapes

Scenery: Landscapes

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Cut -Over Areas (Repeat Series) - Oregon

Cut -Over Areas (Repeat Series) - Oregon

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Roads - Minnesota

Roads - Minnesota

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Termites - All States

Termites - All States

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Forest Diseases - Wisconsin

Forest Diseases - Wisconsin

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Groups, By State - District of Columbia

Groups, By State - District of Columbia

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Winter Sports - New Hampshire

Winter Sports - New Hampshire

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Job Corps - Health and Welfare - All States

Job Corps - Health and Welfare - All States

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Effects of Grazing - Oregon

Effects of Grazing - Oregon

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Forest Insects - General

Forest Insects - General

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Stock Water Improvements - All States

Stock Water Improvements - All States

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Communications: Telephones - All States

Communications: Telephones - All States

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Small Sawmills - Arkansas

Small Sawmills - Arkansas

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Portraits - Portraits "H"

Portraits - Portraits "H"

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Logging: Fluming - All States

Logging: Fluming - All States

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Sawmill Interiors - Alaska

Sawmill Interiors - Alaska

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Lake Scenes - Wyoming

Lake Scenes - Wyoming

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Alaska Aerial Surveys - Alaska

Alaska Aerial Surveys - Alaska

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Cattle Grazing - Utah

Cattle Grazing - Utah

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Wildlife Research Studies - All States

Wildlife Research Studies - All States

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Winter Sports - New Hampshire

Winter Sports - New Hampshire

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Camping and Picnicking - Virginia

Camping and Picnicking - Virginia

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Seasonal Crops - West Virginia

Seasonal Crops - West Virginia

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Artificial Regeneration - General

Artificial Regeneration - General

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Smokejumpers: In Action - Washington

Smokejumpers: In Action - Washington

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Ungulates: Elk - Wyoming

Ungulates: Elk - Wyoming

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Forest Insects - General

Forest Insects - General

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Bridges - Florida

Bridges - Florida

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Lake Scenes - Washington

Lake Scenes - Washington

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Signs - Virginia

Signs - Virginia

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Lookouts - General

Lookouts - General

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Recreation Abuses - All States

Recreation Abuses - All States

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Mining - Ohio

Mining - Ohio

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Logging Camps and Crews - Idaho

Logging Camps and Crews - Idaho

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Stream Improvement - New Mexico

Stream Improvement - New Mexico

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Cut -Over Areas (Repeat Series) - Oregon

Cut -Over Areas (Repeat Series) - Oregon

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Ocean Scenes - Alaska

Ocean Scenes - Alaska

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Signs - Virginia

Signs - Virginia

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Crude Products: Ties and Mine Props. - Florida

Crude Products: Ties and Mine Props. - Florida

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Volcanoes - After Mount St. Helens Eruption - Washington

Volcanoes - After Mount St. Helens Eruption - Washington

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Roads - Virginia

Roads - Virginia

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Genetics - General

Genetics - General

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Crude Products: Bolts and Handicraft - Washington

Crude Products: Bolts and Handicraft - Washington

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Reproduction Studies - General

Reproduction Studies - General

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Watershed Management - General

Watershed Management - General

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Fishing - Washington

Fishing - Washington

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Recreation: General

Recreation: General

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Ungulates: Antelope - All States

Ungulates: Antelope - All States

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Camping and Picnicking: General

Camping and Picnicking: General

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Snow Scenes - Utah

Snow Scenes - Utah

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Indian - Washington

Indian - Washington

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Public Relations - New Mexico

Public Relations - New Mexico

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Grasses - W

Grasses - W

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Lake Scenes - General

Lake Scenes - General

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Job Corps - Recreation - All States

Job Corps - Recreation - All States

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Winter Sports - New Hampshire

Winter Sports - New Hampshire

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Visitor Information Services - Florida

Visitor Information Services - Florida

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Naval Stores - Georgia

Naval Stores - Georgia

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Aircraft and Airports - Idaho

Aircraft and Airports - Idaho

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Logging: Brush Disposal - Arizona

Logging: Brush Disposal - Arizona

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Scenery and Landscapes - Idaho

Scenery and Landscapes - Idaho

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Range Management Research - Idaho

Range Management Research - Idaho

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Hunting - Illinois

Hunting - Illinois

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Logging: Skidding with Tractors - Idaho

Logging: Skidding with Tractors - Idaho

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Forest Diseases - Utah

Forest Diseases - Utah

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Administrative Structures - New Hampshire

Administrative Structures - New Hampshire

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Fish Planting - South Dakota

Fish Planting - South Dakota

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Utilization Research - General

Utilization Research - General

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Clear Cut - General

Clear Cut - General

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Avalanche Control - All States

Avalanche Control - All States

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Maps and Charts - All States

Maps and Charts - All States

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Extinguishing Campfires and Cigarettes - All States

Extinguishing Campfires and Cigarettes - All States

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Active Fires - New Hampshire

Active Fires - New Hampshire

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Scenery: Rivers and Streams

Scenery: Rivers and Streams

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Reproduction Studies - General

Reproduction Studies - General

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Erosion Effects - Washington

Erosion Effects - Washington

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Utilization Research - General

Utilization Research - General

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Erosion Control: Other - Utah

Erosion Control: Other - Utah

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Stream Improvement - Arizona

Stream Improvement - Arizona

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Cooperation with Permittees - All States

Cooperation with Permittees - All States

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Snow Scenes - Alaska

Snow Scenes - Alaska

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Ferns - All States

Ferns - All States

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Forbs and Wildflowers - F

Forbs and Wildflowers - F

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Range Plant Nurseries

Range Plant Nurseries

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Roads - Oregon

Roads - Oregon

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Historical Buildings - Texas

Historical Buildings - Texas

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Homesteads - Wisconsin

Homesteads - Wisconsin

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Portraits - Portraits "I"

Portraits - Portraits "I"

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Saw Products: Lumber Construction - Virginia

Saw Products: Lumber Construction - Virginia

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Water Use: Electricity - Oregon

Water Use: Electricity - Oregon

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Portraits - Portraits "H"

Portraits - Portraits "H"

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