American Entrepreneur

The Fascinating Stories of the People Who Defined Business in the United States

 American Entrepreneur

Authors: Larry Schweikart, Ph.D., Lynne Pierson Doti, Ph.D.
Pub Date: September 2009
Print Edition: $29.95
Print ISBN: 9780814438596
Page Count: 544
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Paperback edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814414125

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Table of Contents


Preface, vii

1 Entrepreneurs: The Essence of Enterprise, 1

2 European Settlement and Business Enterprise in the New World, 23

3 Entrepreneurs in the New Nation: 1787–1840, 53

4 The Entrepreneurial Explosion: 1820–1850, 81

5 The Rise of Managers: 1850–1880, 114

6 Entrepreneurs in the Age of Upheaval: 1850–1880, 151

7 The Big Business Backlash: 1870–1920, 189

8 The Emergence of a Consumer Market: 1880–1920, 231

9 Deliverance and Despair: 1920–1939, 273

10 Business in War and Postwar America: 1940–1960, 311

11 Business’s Winter of Discontent: 1960–1982, 346

12 Business in Renaissance: 1982–1989, 375

13 The New Economy: The 1990s, 408

14 Americans and the Global Market, 437

Epilogue: The Recession Returns, 461

Notes, 465

Index, 519

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