By Andy Serwer,David Allison,Peter Liebhold,Nancy Davis,Kathleen G. Franz
What does it suggest to be an American? What are American principles and values? American Enterprise, the significant other booklet to a tremendous exhibition on the Smithsonian’s nationwide Museum of yank heritage, goals to reply to those questions about the yank event via an exploration of its monetary and advertisement background. It argues that by way of taking a look at the intersection of capitalism and democracy, we will be able to see the place we as a state have come from and the place we would be entering into the future.
Richly illustrated with pictures of items from the museum’s collections, American firm includes a 1794 greenback coin, Alexander Graham Bell’s 1876 cell, a brass funds check in from Marshall Fields, Sam Walton’s cap, and lots of different items and companies that experience formed American tradition. historic and modern ads also are featured, emphasizing the evolution of the connection among manufacturers and shoppers through the years. Interspersed within the historic narrative are essays from today’s leaders—including Sheila Bair, Adam Davidson, invoice Ford, Sally Greenberg, Fisk Johnson, Hank Paulson, Richard Trumka, and Pat Woertz—that pose provocative questions about the kingdom of up to date American enterprise and society. American Enterprise is a multi-faceted survey of the nation’s company history and corresponding social results that's basic to an knowing of the lives of the yankee humans, the heritage of the USA, and the nation’s function in international affairs.
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American Enterprise: A History of Business in America by Andy Serwer,David Allison,Peter Liebhold,Nancy Davis,Kathleen G. Franz