The Resource The entrepreneurial adventure : a history of business in the United States, Larry Schweikart

The entrepreneurial adventure : a history of business in the United States, Larry Schweikart

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The entrepreneurial adventure : a history of business in the United States
Title
The entrepreneurial adventure
Title remainder
a history of business in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Larry Schweikart
Title variation
History of business in the United States
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[This book] examines American business and economic history, paying close attention to the structures and relationships between individuals and public policy that have resulted in such unprecedented wealth creation. Crammed into this survey of trends in the American economy since the 1600s are dozens of snapshots of individual entrepreneurs. The story is often the same: Aged, sick, bankrupt, down on their luck, American entrepreneurs rarely came from the fortunate strata of society but instead overcame obstacles with a matchless determination that is inspirational to all people, whether in business or in other careers. While individuals accounted for the critical breakthroughs in the American economy, [this book] also pays attention to both government policy and economic thought of the day. Long-standing, but quite erroneous, myths are debunked, including the notions that the Great Depression was caused by business failures or that the 1980s were a "decade of greed." What emerges is a story of businesses and people, of victory over impressive obstacles, and of the resulting tide of prosperity that has made the American economy the envy of the world.-Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schweikart, Larry
Dewey number
338.7/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC103
LC item number
.S385 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Industries
  • Business enterprises
  • Businesspeople
  • Capitalism
  • Entrepreneurship
  • United States
  • United States
  • Business enterprises
  • Businesspeople
  • Capitalism
  • Commerce
  • Commercial policy
  • Economic history
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Industries
  • United States
Label
The entrepreneurial adventure : a history of business in the United States, Larry Schweikart
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Entrepreneurs, the essence of enterprise -- European settlement and business enterprise in the New World -- Entrepreneurs in the new nation, 1787-1840 -- Entrepreneurial explosion, 1820-1850 -- Rise of managers, 1850-1880 -- Entrepreneurs in an age of upheaval, 1850-1880 -- Business under attack, populists, progressives, and the image of business, 1870-1920 -- Emergence of a consumer market, business from 1900-1920 -- Deliverance and despair, 1920-1939 -- From villains to victors, business in war and post-war America, 1940-1960 -- Business's winter of discontent, 1960-1979 -- Business in renaissance, 1980-1995 -- Neural networks and new markets, the 1990s and the twenty-first century -- Enterprising spirit, reprise
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 599 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034668896
Label
The entrepreneurial adventure : a history of business in the United States, Larry Schweikart
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Entrepreneurs, the essence of enterprise -- European settlement and business enterprise in the New World -- Entrepreneurs in the new nation, 1787-1840 -- Entrepreneurial explosion, 1820-1850 -- Rise of managers, 1850-1880 -- Entrepreneurs in an age of upheaval, 1850-1880 -- Business under attack, populists, progressives, and the image of business, 1870-1920 -- Emergence of a consumer market, business from 1900-1920 -- Deliverance and despair, 1920-1939 -- From villains to victors, business in war and post-war America, 1940-1960 -- Business's winter of discontent, 1960-1979 -- Business in renaissance, 1980-1995 -- Neural networks and new markets, the 1990s and the twenty-first century -- Enterprising spirit, reprise
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 599 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034668896

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