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American enterprise : a history of business in America / edited by Andy Serwer; introduction by David K. Allison; contributions by Peter Liebhold; contributions by Nancy Davis; contributions by Kathleen G. Franz.

Serwer, Andy, (editor.). Allison, David K., ontributor. (Added Author). Liebhold, Peter, (contributor. ). Davis, Nancy, (contributor. ). Franz, Kathleen G., (contributor. ). National Museum of American History. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 338.0973 SER (Text) 31951004275373 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781588345806
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p.204-205) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword -- Introduction -- The merchant era, 1770-1850s / Nancy Davis -- The corporate era, 1860s-1930s / Peter Liebhold -- The consumer era, 1940s-1970s / Kathleen G. Franz -- The global era, 1980s-present / Peter Liebhold.
Summary, etc.: American Enterprise, the companion book to a major exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, explores the transformation of the United States from a small dependent nation to one of the world's most vibrant and trend-setting economies. Encompassing the points of view of both producers and consumers, it examaines the dynamic tension between capitalism and democracy.
Subject: United States > Commerce > History.
National characteristics, American.
United States > Economic conditions.
Democracy > United States > History.
Capitalism > United States > History.

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