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American Entrepreneur: The Fascinating Stories of the People Who Defined Business in the United States
     

American Entrepreneur: The Fascinating Stories of the People Who Defined Business in the United States

by Larry Schweikart
 

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ISBN-10: 0814414117

ISBN-13: 2900814414117

Pub. Date: 09/23/2009

Publisher: AMACOM

Ever since the first colonists landed in “The New World,” Americans have forged ahead in their quest to make good on the promises of capitalism and independence. This book vividly illustrates the history of business in the United States from the point of view of the enterprising men and women who made it happen.

Overview

Ever since the first colonists landed in “The New World,” Americans have forged ahead in their quest to make good on the promises of capitalism and independence. This book vividly illustrates the history of business in the United States from the point of view of the enterprising men and women who made it happen.

Weaving together vivid narrative with economic analysis, American Entrepreneur recounts fascinating successes and failures, including: how Eli Whitney changed the shape of the American business landscape...the impact of the Civil War on the economy and the subsequent dominance of Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan...the rise of the consumer marketplace led by Asa Candler, W. K. Kellogg, Henry Ford, and J.C. Penny...and Warren Buffett’s, Michael Milken’s, and even Martha Stewart’s experience in the “New Economy” of the 1990s and into today.

It is an adventure to start a business, and the greatest risk takers in that adventure are entrepreneurs. This is the epic story of America’s entrepreneurs and the economy they created.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900814414117
Publisher:
AMACOM
Publication date:
09/23/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface, vii

1 Entrepreneurs: The Essence of Enterprise, 1

2 European Settlement and Business Enterprise in the New World, 23

3 Entrepreneurs in the New Nation: 1787–1840, 53

4 The Entrepreneurial Explosion: 1820–1850, 81

5 The Rise of Managers: 1850–1880, 114

6 Entrepreneurs in the Age of Upheaval: 1850–1880, 151

7 The Big Business Backlash: 1870–1920, 189

8 The Emergence of a Consumer Market: 1880–1920, 231

9 Deliverance and Despair: 1920–1939, 273

10 Business in War and Postwar America: 1940–1960, 311

11 Business’s Winter of Discontent: 1960–1982, 346

12 Business in Renaissance: 1982–1989, 375

13 The New Economy: The 1990s, 408

14 Americans and the Global Market, 437

Epilogue: The Recession Returns, 461

Notes, 465

Index, 519

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