Major Problems in American Business History Documents and Essays

ISBN-10: 0618044264
ISBN-13: 9780618044269
Edition: 2006
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List price: $129.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.54" wide x 9.25" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.672

Designed to encourage critical thinking, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U. S. history. The central theme of this volume asserts that the history of business is inexorably linked to politics and culture. The authors explore specific issues, including foreign policy, race and ethnicity, gender, religion, work, leisure, and technological innovation, as well as high and low culture. The text also shows that capitalism and industrialism were not universally embraced; there were always dissenters. Comprehensive coverage includes the entire period from colonial merchants to the globalization of American business. Specific topics include technology, urbanization, shopping, and immigrationin addition to traditional material on government and business. A full chapter focuses on the "business" of slavery in the Old South, while the final chapter addresses the globalization of American business.

Business and Us
Essays
Why Study Business History?
What Is a Firm?
Considering Businesswomen
Do Business and Government Get Along?
Sellers,Business and the Environment
Capitalism in Early America
Documents
Benjamin Franklin Coaches an Ambitious Tradesman, 1748
John Woolman's Christian Conscience Impels Him to Leave Retailing, 1756
Farmers Ask the Rhode Island Assembly to Regulate Commercial Fishing, 1766
Iron Masters Petition Rhode Island Lawmakers for Water Rights, 1769
Promoter Alexander Cluacute;ny Extols Florida's Virtues, 1770
Merchant-Planter Henry Laurens Reflects on Florida's Challenges, 1766
Essays
The Entrepreneurial Spirit in Colonial America
Farmers and the Anticommercial Impulse in New England
Planting East Florida: The Harsh Reality of Mosquito's Bite Plantation
Merchants and Commercial Networks in the Atlantic World, 16801790
Documents
Virginia Merchant-Planter William Fitzhugh Describes His Tobacco Plantation, 1686
Boston Merchant Thomas Hancock Launches a Covert Voyage to Amsterdam, 1742
New York Merchant Gerard G. Beekman Insures Slave Cargo from Africa, 1749
A Hudson's Bay Factor Orders Merchandise for His Indian Customers, 1739
Boston Shopkeeper Lewis Deblois Advertises the Latest London Goods, 1757
Revolutionary Era Merchants Explain the Causes of Inflation, 1779
Tench Coxe Proposes a Chamber of Commerce, 1784
Antifederalist George Bryan Attacks the Merchant Junto, 1788
A Merchant-Speculator Encourages Europeans to Invest in Western Land, 1788
Essays
British Merchants, the Slave Trade, and the Transatlantic Economy
Fur Trading on the Frontier: The Hudson's Bay Company and Indian Consumers
Philadelphia Merchants and the Rise of Federalist Power in the New Nation
4 Public and Private Interests in the Transition to Industrialization, 17901860
Documents
The Corporation as an Artificial Being, 1809
Corporations and Contracts, 1819
Corporations and Bankruptcy, 1840
The Corporation Becomes an Artificial Citizen, 1844
Nathan Appleton Explains How Banks Benefit Everyone, 1831
William W. Gouge Decries Banks as Corporations, 1833
Baltimore PatriotSupports Government Regulation of Telegraphy, 1845
New York Journal of CommercePresses for Privatization of Telegraphy, 1846
Essays
The Shape of the Firm: Partnerships and Corporations
Financial Innovation in the New Nation
Building the First Information Highway: The Deregulation of Telegraphy
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Documents
A Georgia Planter Instructs His Overseer, 1832
A Carolina Industrialist Explains Why Factories Are Good for the South, 1845
Frederick Douglass Remembers the Slave Trade, 1852
Louisiana's Slave Laws Simplified, 1853
A Virginia Iron Master Hires a Slave Workforce, 1856
Senator James Henry Hammond Declares "Cotton Is King," 1858
Essays
The Slave Traders of New Orleans
Running Buffalo Forge: Master, Slaves, and the Overwork System Drew Gilpin Faust
Hammond and the Plantation as a Business Enterprise
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