American Business Since 1920

by Thomas K. McCraw,William R. Childs

Revised edition of American business since 1920, c2009.

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American Business and Foreign Policy

by Joan Hoff Wilson

With increasing world economic interdependence and a new position as a creditor nation, the American business community became more actively and vocally concerned with foreign policy after World War I than ever before. This book details the response of American businessmen to such foreign policy issues as the tariff, disarmament, allied debts, loans, and the Manchurian crisis. Far from presenting a monolithic front, the business community fragmented into nationalist and internationalist camps, according to this study. Division over each issue

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Major Problems in American Business History

by Regina Lee Blaszczyk,Philip Scranton

Lewis Issues a Forceful Warning to Industry, 1936 5. GM Managers Work Behind Closed Doors on a Collective Bargaining Policy, 1936 6. Magazine of Wall Street Assesses Corporate Performance for Investors, 1929-1938 7. St. Louis Banker Heads the Defense Plant Corporation, 1940-1944 8. Life Celebrates Henry J. Kaiser and the U.S. Wartime Shipbuilding Program, 1942 9. Mill and Factory Explains How the Aircraft Industry Recruits Women, 1942 ESSAYS Michael A. Bernstein, Why the Great Depression Was Great Howell John Harris, GM, Chrysler, and Unionization Joel Davidson, World War

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 We Are Still Here

by Peter Iverson,Wade Davies

In addition to revisions and updates, the second edition of “We Are Still Here” features new material, seeing this well-loved American History Series volume maintain its treatment of American Indians in the 20th century while extending its coverage into the opening decades of the 21st century. Provides student and general readers concise and engaging coverage of contemporary history of American Indians contributed by top scholars and instructors in the field Represents an ideal supplement to any U.S. or Native

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 Times Are Altered with Us

by Roger M. Carpenter

"Times Are Altered with Us": American Indians from Contact to the New Republic offers a concise and engaging introduction to the turbulent 300-year-period of the history of Native Americans and their interactions with Europeans—and then Americans—from 1492 to 1800. Considers the interactions of American Indians at many points of "First Contact" across North America, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts Explores the early years of contact, trade, reciprocity, and colonization, from initial engagement of different

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The Visible Hand

by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

Examines the processes of production and distribution in the U.S. and the ways in which their management has become increasingly systematized

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The Firm

by Duff McDonald

A behind-the-scenes, revelatory history of the controversial consulting firm traces its decades-long influence in both business and political arenas, citing its role in the establishment of mainstream practices and modern understandings about capitalism while evaluating the failures that have compromised its reputation. 60,000 first printing.

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The Political Economy of Central America Since 1920

by Victor Bulmer-Thomas

In this book Victor Bulmer-Thomas uses his previously unpublished estimates of the national accounts to explore economic and social development in the five Central American republics from 1920. He examines in detail variations in economic policy between countries which help to account for differences in performance. The major political developments are woven into the analysis and linked to changes in internal and external conditions. Growth under liberal oligarchic rule in the 1920s, heavily dependent on exports of coffee and bananas, was

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Yankee Don t Go Home

by Julio Moreno

In the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, Mexican and U.S. political leaders, business executives, and ordinary citizens shaped modern Mexico by making industrial capitalism the key to upward mobility into the middle class, material prosperity, and a new form of democracy--consumer democracy. Julio Moreno describes how Mexico's industrial capitalism between 1920 and 1950 shaped the country's national identity, contributed to Mexico's emergence as a modern nation-state, and transformed U.S.-Mexican relations. According to Moreno, government programs and incentives were central

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The Rise of Big Business

by Glenn Porter

The fundamental and explosive changes in the U.S. economy andits business system from 1860 to 1920 continue to fascinate andengage historians, economists, and sociologists. While manydisagreements persist about the motivations of the actors, mostscholars roughly agree on the central shifts in technologies andmarkets that called forth big business. Recent scholarship,however, has revealed important new insights into the changingcultural values and sensibilities of Americans who lived during thetime, on women in business, on the ties between the emergingcorporations and other American

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Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders

by John N. Ingham

The biographies concentrate on the subjects' business achievements and conclude with brief bibliographies. Appendixes group biographies by industry, company, birthplace, principal place of business activity, religion, ethnicity, and year of birth. One appendix names the fifty-three women treated. This is a needed and refreshing complement to the hundreds of business reference books whose columns of figures do not convey the human effort involved in American business. Library Journal

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American Business Abroad

by Mira Wilkins,Frank Ernest Hill

First published: Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1964.

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Business Enterprise in American History

by Mansel G. Blackford,Kathel Austin Kerr

Timelines and examples from well-known companies help students gain a better understanding of the important connections among public policy and businesses, as well as a comparative understanding of business history over time and in recent decades.

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African American Business Leaders

by Lynne Feldman,John N. Ingham,Lynne B. Feldman

"All of the entries are readable and interesting...and many of the people found here are not covered in standard biographical works. This unique reference should find its place in all major academic and public library collections." Reference Books Bulletin

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The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

by Quentin R. Skrabec

This reference book details the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business, featuring case studies of successful companies who challenged traditional operating paradigms, historical perspectives on labor laws, management practices, and economic climates, and an examination of the impact of these influences on today's business practices. * Chronology of key events in the history of American business from 1630 to the present * Helpful sidebars of the evolution of key terms used today * Comprehensive index includes category, company names, personal names,

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American Business Cycles 1945 50

by Conrad Blyth

After the end of the Second World War businessmen and economists throughout the world feared that the American postwar inflationary boom would end in a serious slump. The slump took a long time to come, and when it did appear in 1949 it was both mild and short lived. In its mildness and brevity it foreshadowed the American business recessions since that time and, indeed, may foreshadow the end of the business cycle as it has been known in the past.

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The Rise of Modern Business

by Mansel G. Blackford

The Rise of Modern Business compares and analyzes the development of business and business institutions in several countries from the preindustrial era to the present. Paying close attention to connections between business development and political, social, and cultural changes, Blackford addresses both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing firms, small firms as well as big businesses. For this third edition, he updates his study in light of new scholarship, with special attention paid to the structural diversity of business firms and with a

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