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            HOW MUCH IS THAT IN REAL MONEY?
                 A Historical Commodity Price Index
              for Use as a Deflator of Money Values
                in the Economy of the United States
           (Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged)

                           by John J. McCusker
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The well-known economic historian John J. McCusker, the author of "Money=20
and Exchange in
Europe and America, 1600-1775: A Handbook" (2nd ed. Chapel Hill, 1992) has=
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compiled a
new edition of his noted vade mecum for use by researchers, teachers, and=20
students in
converting prices from any time in the American past as far back as 1665 to=
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their
comparable value in today=92s dollars.

This monograph presents a consistent commodity price index that extends=20
across as much as possible the history of the United States. McCusker=92s=20
clear introduction discusses the theory and practice behind the=20
construction of historical price indexes, points out their uses and=20
limitations, and provides step-by-step instructions (and some examples) to=
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making the conversion from past prices, even those expressed in colonial=20
currency, to today=92s values.

In addition to supplying consumer price index tables for the United States=
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since 1665, McCusker=92s work also includes comparable tables for Great=20
Britain going back to 1600, making a valuable reference work even more=20
useful. He also explains how users may keep this reference tool current by=
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obtaining the monthly and annual consumer price index figures provided by=20
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the comparable agency in the United=
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Kingdom.

The work is rounded out by a comprehensive bibliography of sources on=20
historical prices and related subjects, allowing interested readers to=20
pursue the subject matter. Distributed for the American Antiquarian Society.

October 2001, paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 132 pages, illust.
ISBN 1-929545-01-0 / Order No. 62020-EM - Price $15.00

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