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The Entrepreneurial Adventure: A History of Business in the United States / Edition 1
     

The Entrepreneurial Adventure: A History of Business in the United States / Edition 1

by Larry Schweikart
 

ISBN-10: 0155084550

ISBN-13: 9780155084551

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155084551
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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