THE PROGRAM IN EARLY
AMERICAN ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
This survey of Philadelphia-area collections involving
economic history has been compiled under the auspices of the Library Company
of Philadelphia’s Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES). The program is dedicated to promoting scholarly research and
publication related to the origins and development of the early American
economy, broadly conceived. Its many activities encompass work in fields such
as entrepreneurship, business, commerce, manufacturing, labor, political
economy, finance, agriculture, household economies, and technology.
PEAES aims to be a clearinghouse for everyone
interested in the development of the early American economy, and actively
seeks links to scholars, interested individuals, other programs pursuing
complementary goals, and institutions that wish to build a broader
understanding of the early American economy. (For more on the current state
of economic history, see: Economic History of Today.)
The program offers research fellowships, organizes
conferences, makes awards for the best journal articles relating to the early
economy, sponsors a monograph publication series with Johns Hopkins
University Press, and brings conference papers and other scholarly work to
publication in academic journals.
PEAES also offers an ongoing series of public programs, disseminating
its resources to as wide an audience as possible, and in the Summer of 2004
ran an NEH seminar for school teachers.
With money from a fund dedicated to acquisitions, the Library Company
actively purchases primary research materials related to the scope of PEAES.
Those who are interested in its activities are urged to browse the program
website at: www.librarycompany.org/Economics. For more information about the Library
Company's collections, please visit the main homepage: www.librarycompany.org or contact Wendy
Woloson, Curator of Printed Books and PEAES Bibliographer, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
information about PEAES in general, please contact Cathy Matson, PEAES
Director, at email@example.com.