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The Resource The land of enterprise : a business history of the United States, Benjamin C. Waterhouse

The land of enterprise : a business history of the United States, Benjamin C. Waterhouse

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The land of enterprise : a business history of the United States
Title
The land of enterprise
Title remainder
a business history of the United States
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin C. Waterhouse
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A new, gripping history of America--told through the executives, bankers, farmers, and politicians who paved the way from colonial times to the present--reveals that this country was founded as much on the search for wealth and prosperity as the desire for freedom. The Land of Enterprise charts the development of American business from the colonial period to the present. It explores the nation's evolving economic, social, and political landscape by examining how different types of enterprising activities rose and fell, how new labor and production technologies supplanted old ones--and at what costs--and how Americans of all stripes responded to the tumultuous world of business. In particular, historian Benjamin Waterhouse highlights the changes in business practices, the development of different industries and sectors, and the complex relationship between business and national politics. From executives and bankers to farmers and sailors, from union leaders to politicians to slaves, business history is American history, and Waterhouse pays tribute to the unnamed millions who traded their labor (sometimes by choice, often not) or decided what products to consume (sometimes informed, often not). Their story includes those who fought against what they saw as an oppressive system of exploitation as well as those who defended free markets from any outside intervention. The Land of Enterprise is not only a comprehensive look into our past achievements, but offers clues as to how to confront the challenges of today's world: globalization, income inequality, and technological change." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waterhouse, Benjamin C.
Dewey number
[E]
Index
index present
LC call number
HC103
LC item number
.W368 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Business enterprises
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial management
Label
The land of enterprise : a business history of the United States, Benjamin C. Waterhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223122247662
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How business explains America -- Conquest, colonies, and capitalism -- The business of bondage -- Factories come to America -- The politics of business in the early republic -- Business gets big -- Warring with the octopus : workers, farmers, and trustbusters -- The dawn of modern life -- From Roosevelt to Roosevelt : business and the modern state -- In love with bigness : the postwar corporation -- The personal, the political, and the profitable -- After the industrial economy -- Finance takes flight -- Conclusion: After the crisis
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781476766645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952647621
Label
The land of enterprise : a business history of the United States, Benjamin C. Waterhouse
Publication
Bar code
31223122247662
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How business explains America -- Conquest, colonies, and capitalism -- The business of bondage -- Factories come to America -- The politics of business in the early republic -- Business gets big -- Warring with the octopus : workers, farmers, and trustbusters -- The dawn of modern life -- From Roosevelt to Roosevelt : business and the modern state -- In love with bigness : the postwar corporation -- The personal, the political, and the profitable -- After the industrial economy -- Finance takes flight -- Conclusion: After the crisis
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781476766645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952647621

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