How much money did people make in the past? What did goods and services cost?
The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-2009 is an e-book (you can read it online) that includes salaries, consumer expenditures, and the cost of goods and services, among other things, as far back as 1860.
Would you like to read this book online from off-campus? Use your library barcode! See the link below for instructions.
You can do your research from anywhere in the world!