United States Business History, 1602-1988

United States Business History, 1602-1988

by Richard Robinson
     
 

This unique volume provides a survey of U.S. business history in a chronological framework. Designed as a basic chronology of representative events, the work covers the years from 1602 to 1988, presenting those events that pioneered trends and those that represented what was generally happening at a particular time. Richard Robinson has included minor details and

Overview

This unique volume provides a survey of U.S. business history in a chronological framework. Designed as a basic chronology of representative events, the work covers the years from 1602 to 1988, presenting those events that pioneered trends and those that represented what was generally happening at a particular time. Richard Robinson has included minor details and incidents that are often missed in other histories of business and has arranged the descriptive historical data in a way that allows readers to draw their own conclusions about the trends and impact of American business.

Each chronological entry is divided into two sections. The first covers general events, describing the changes in lifestyles and living conditions that affected business and the marketplace. Economic conditions, government actions, educational developments, social indicators, union activities, and inventions are included here, as are certain articles and books that note the concerns of a particular time. The second section covers business events, charting the rise and fall of those enterprises engaged in producing goods or providing services. Small companies are featured alongside conglomerates, and wherever possible, the chronology focuses on the colorful individuals—the entrepreneurs, financiers, promoters, and others—who played such an important role in American business. With its chronological presentation, the book not only offers a clear picture of the development of U.S. business, but also a strong indication of how deeply it is interwoven in the fabric of society. It will be a valuable resource for courses in business history, sociology, and American history, and an important addition to both public and academic libraries.

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A survey of US business history in a chronological framework, covering the years from 1602 to 1988, and presenting those events that pioneered trends and those that represent what was generally happening at a particular time. Each entry is divided into two sections. The first covers general events, describing the changes in lifestyles and living conditions that affected business and the marketplace. The second section covers business events, charting the rise and fall of those enterprises engaged in producing goods or providing services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313260957
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/11/1990
Pages:
658
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.38(d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD ROBINSON is Professor Emeritus at Portland State University. His present academic interests are Management, Managerial Planning, and Business History. He is currently working on a book entitled World Business History: A Chronology.

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