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The coming of age of American business; three centuries of enterprise, 1600-1900, by Elisha P. Douglass.

Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press [1971] .
ISBN 080781170X, 9780807811702

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Subjects Comercio.
EĢtats-Unis -- Commerce -- Histoire.
United States -- Commerce -- History.
United States.
Description xii, 606 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-584).
Contents Part I -- The Formation of American Business Institutions -- Entrepreneurship and American Economic Growth -- Business and Businessmen in Colonial America -- Business Seeks Independence in a Wider World -- Beginnings in Banking and Insurance -- "The Animating Pursuit" -- Land Speculation in the Early Republic -- Turnpike Fever -- Inauguration of the Textile Industry -- Overseas Shipping and Commerce -- Steamboats Revolutionize River Transportation -- Specialization of Commercial Functions -- Reform and Specialization of Banking Services during the Antebellum Period -- Progress Toward Modern Methods in Insurance -- The Fur Trade -- Lumbering -- The First Mining Bonanzas: Lead, Copper, and Gold -- Two Notable Experiments in Land Speculation -- The Business of Large-Scale Farming -- Construction and Operation of Canals -- The Coming of the Railroads -- The Textile Industry Moves Toward Maturity -- Technological Change in the Metals Industries -- Part II -- From Specialization to Combination and Integration -- The Rise of Big Business -- A New Era in Business Development -- The Institutions of Finance Capitalism -- Pioneering in Western Transportation -- Completion of the Railroad Network -- From Competition to Consolidation -- Railroad Leaders -- Bonanza on the High Plains -- Treasure Trove of the Rockies -- Patterns of Growth in the Textile Industries -- Patterns of Growth in Other Consumer Industries -- Big Steel -- Standard Oil and Its Competitors -- Electricity Brings a Revolution in Communications -- The Electrical Equipment Industries -- Business and Businessmen in the Latter Nineteenth Century.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)212041
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Douglass, Elisha P.
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