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The Resource Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism, Bhu Srinivasan

Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism, Bhu Srinivasan

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Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism
Title
Americana
Title remainder
a 400-year history of American capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Bhu Srinivasan
Title variation
Americana : a four hundred years history of American capitalism
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things--the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism. In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise and reveals the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself. With a deft touch, Srinivasan sets countless entrepreneurial stories against a complex, ever-shifting backdrop of social, cultural, and political forces that shaped American business. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history."--Jacket
Summary
A narrative history of American capitalism profiles the inventions, techniques and industries that drove the nation forward, from the telegraph and railroads through guns, banking, flight, suburbia and sneakers
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Writing style
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10576598
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DLC
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Srinivasan, Bhu
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC103
LC item number
.S728 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Capitalism
  • Economic development
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Capitalism
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • HISTORY / Modern
  • HISTORY / United States
Target audience
adult
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A 400-year history of American capitalism
Label
Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism, Bhu Srinivasan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-546) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Venture ; Tobacco ; Taxes ; Cotton ; Steam ; Canals ; Railroads ; Telegraph ; Gold ; Slavery -- Part two. War ; Oil ; Steel ; Machines ; Light ; Retail ; Unions ; Papers ; Trusts ; Food -- Part three. Automobiles ; Radio ; Bootlegging ; Banking ; Film ; Flight ; Suburbia ; Television ; Roads -- Part four. Computing ; Start-ups ; Finance ; Shoes ; Internet ; Mobile
Control code
ocn999671990
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 560 pages
Isbn
9780399563799
Lccn
2017025114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)999671990
Label
Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism, Bhu Srinivasan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-546) 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
Part one. Venture ; Tobacco ; Taxes ; Cotton ; Steam ; Canals ; Railroads ; Telegraph ; Gold ; Slavery -- Part two. War ; Oil ; Steel ; Machines ; Light ; Retail ; Unions ; Papers ; Trusts ; Food -- Part three. Automobiles ; Radio ; Bootlegging ; Banking ; Film ; Flight ; Suburbia ; Television ; Roads -- Part four. Computing ; Start-ups ; Finance ; Shoes ; Internet ; Mobile
Control code
ocn999671990
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 560 pages
Isbn
9780399563799
Lccn
2017025114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)999671990

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