Personally: as in -in my experience; further defined -in my studies of the economics of government and business throughout history from about 1100 CE or AD to the Present. This is not typically found in history books; mostly -especially- concerning American economics of the early period you could try your local historical society or even the courthouse which will have records. You expect that if something is worth knowing that someone else has already done it -you must or you wouldn't be demanding a 'History Book' as apposed to asking where one could find such information.
I'm sorry but if you actually want to know something as apposed to just parroting what others have said, then you are going to actually do some work.
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