American Made: Shaping the American Economy

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2/21/2012
  • Publisher: Routledge

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American Madeis a best-selling collection of biographical sketches that introduces key trends of American business.The book details American business through time by presenting the history of people who forever changed the way that Americans do business. Harold Livesay maintains clarity and intellectual acumen while highlighting two themes: globalization and the impact of information technology on business. This edition includes updated stories of its hallmark historical business figures with the latest scholarship as well as additional biographies of figures that have redefined American business in recent years.

Author Biography

Harold C. Livesay received a B.A. from the University of Delaware in 1966 and an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1968. After receiving his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1970, he accepted a position in the history department of the University of Michigan, where he was employed until 1978. In 1978 he joined the State University of New York at Binghamton. In 1981, he became head of the history department of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University at Blackburg, Virginia. He departed in 1987 for Texas A&M University, where he now serves as the Clifford A. Taylor professor in liberal arts. He has published work in and out of the field of economic history.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Editionp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Artist of His Countryp. 17
The Grim Reaperp. 39
The Star-Spangled Scotchmanp. 60
The Most Useful Americanp. 86
The Insolent Charioteerp. 107
The Patriarchal Pioneerp. 123
The Organization Manp. 142
Avatar of the Worldwide Carp. 160
The Philosopher Scientistp. 176
And so it goes: Burgers, Bargains, and Bytesp. 192
Of Things Past and Things to Comep. 226
A Note on the Sourcesp. 231
Photo Creditsp. 241
Indexp. 243
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