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THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE is unique in its positive portrayal of the American entrepreneurial spirit and in its pro-market, pro-entrepreneur perspective. Professor Schweikart emphasizes that individuals, not groups, are most responsible for the creation of wealth in America, and that individual entrepreneurs, if left to their own devices, will have a better chance of solving problems than if controlled or regulated by the government. While the book covers the full extent of the history of the United States, approximately 40% of the text is concerned with the twentieth century.
1. Entrepreneurs-The Essence of Enterprise. 2. European Settlement and Business Enterprise in the New World. 3. Entrepreneurs in the New Nation, 1787-1840. 4. The Entrepreneurial Explosion, 1820-1850. 5. The Rise of Managers, 1850-1880. 6. Entrepreneurs in an Age of Upheaval, 1850-1880. 7. Business under Attack: Populists, Progressives, and the Image of Business, 1870-1920. 8. The Emergence of a Consumer Market: Business from 1900-1920. 9. Deliverance and Despair, 1920-1939. 10. From Villains to Victors: Business in War and Post-War America, 1940-1960. 11. Business's Winter of Discontent, 1960-1979. 12. Business in Renaissance, 1980-1995. 13. Neural Networks and New Markets: The 1990s and the Twenty-first Century. 14. The Enterprising Spirit, Reprise.
Posted January 17, 2009
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