Made in the U.S.A: The History of American Business

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Beard Books, Oct 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 308 pages
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Originally published by Harper & Row in 1987, this historical celebration of enterprising genius in America is aimed at the general reader. From the Puritans to the mature business society that America had become by the 1980s, the author offers paeans to such gifts to humankind as John Jacob Ast
 

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DiBacco's sprightly introductory survey of American business history highlights the seminal figures in a series of biographical sketches. Although the key elements are familiar to those acquainted ... Read full review

Contents

The Beginnings
1
Ben Franklin The First Success Story
15
William Byrd II The Southern Exposure
26
The American Revolution
38
A Great Meeting
50
The Hamiltonian Scenario
63
Exciting Infrastructures
75
Inventive Genius
91
R W and J C
160
An American Institution Henry Ford
173
The Progressive Compromise
188
More Inventive Genius
204
Business and Government The 1930s
222
World War II
235
The Fabulous Fifties
250
Fine Points
265

The Southern Dilemma
107
The Business Values of Society
120
Unsettling Times 18651900
135
Rocky and Andy
146

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Page 15 - I then came home, 10 and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for...
Page 14 - I thank God, I like so well to be here as I do not repent my coming, and if I were to come again, I would not have altered my course, though I had foreseen all these afflictions. I never fared better in my life, never slept better, never had more content of mind...
Page 7 - For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word throughout the world.

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