A Global City in a Less and Less Integrated World

  • Aaron Gurwitz
Part of the Palgrave Studies in American Economic History book series (AEH)


During the interwar years of the twentieth century, the impact of the United States’s disengagement with rest of the world had a modest impact on the volume and composition of economic activity in New York. Although the City shared the nation’s robust prosperity during the 1920s, the local economy evidenced less of the structural dynamism that had characterized the previous decades.


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  • Aaron Gurwitz
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  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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