American Business, 1920-2000 How It Worked

ISBN-10: 0882959859
ISBN-13: 9780882959856
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harlan Davidson Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A native of Oklahoma and the son of an attorney who practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, John Hope Franklin has had a distinguished career as teacher, scholar, and historian of the African American experience in the United States. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fisk University who took his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1941, Franklin has taught or been visiting lecturer at a dozen institutions in the United States and abroad and holds honorary degrees from a great many more. After serving as professor and department chair at Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago, he assumed simultaneously two positions at Duke University - James B. Duke Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Legal History in the Law School. He has been president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Studies Association. He also is a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and has served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars. Franklin's scholarly contributions are many. His comprehensive history From Slavery to Freedom (1947) is in its sixth edition and is generally acknowledged to be the basic survey of African American history. His other writings, which also have been well received, explore various aspects of America's racial and regional history, all with balance, sensitivity, and integrity.

Introduction
The 1920s: Motor Vehicles and Modern Management
Overview: The Financial System
The 1930s: Depression, Consumers, and the Case of Procter and Gamble
Overview: Women in Business
The New Deal and World War II, 1933-1945: Regulation and Decentralisation
Overview: African Americans in Business
Toward a Peak of Prosperity, 1945-1973: RCA and Colour TV
Overview: Industrial Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
1973-2000: Slower Economic Growth, Franchising and the Case of McDonald's
Overview: Computers, Silicon Valley, and the Internet
Themes of an Era: 1920-2000

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