Dream And Thought In The Business Community, 1860-1900

Dream And Thought In The Business Community, 1860-1900

by Edward Chase Kirkland

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Dream And Thought In The Business Community, 1860-1900 by Edward Chase Kirkland

The great age of American entrepreneurship produced the “robber barons,” men who exercised an enormous influence on the nation’s psychology. What these men thought—or thought they thought—is the subject of Mr. Kirkland’s original and provocative book. Immersing himself in the statements and writings of businessmen of the era, he explores their views of the social and economic scene, their interest in higher education, and their unease with wasteful and inefficient government. In distilling their dreams and thought, Mr. Kirkland does not pass judgment on whether their actions measured up to their words. "Kirkland’s book demonstrates that history can be provocative and even colorful when written with urbanity rather than partisanship.…His book deserves widespread attention by historians and businessmen alike."—American Historical Review. "Brightly written and thoughtful…a stimulating integration of economic and social history."—Journal of American History.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780929587233
Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date: 03/25/1990
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Edward Chase Kirkland (1894–1975), historian and economist, taught at Bowdin College for three decades. His other books include Business in the Gilded Age and A History of American Economic Life.

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Journal of American History

"Brightly written and thoughtful.... A stimulating integration of economic and social history."

American Historical Review

"Kirkland's book deserves widespread attention by historians and businessmen alike."

Christian Science Monitor

"Interesting and well-written."

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