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The Resource Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism, Bhu Srinivasan

Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism, Bhu Srinivasan

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Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism
Title
Americana
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a 400-year history of American capitalism
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Bhu Srinivasan
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Language
eng
Summary
From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things'the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism. In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise, revealing the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history
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A narrative history of American capitalism profiles the inventions, techniques and industries that drove the nation forward, from the telegraph and railroads through guns, banking, flight, suburbia and sneakers
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576598
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DLC
Dewey number
330.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC103
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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adult
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A 400-year history of American capitalism
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Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism, Bhu Srinivasan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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on1000149278
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780399563805
Lccn
2017037326
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computer
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rdamedia.
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n
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remote
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1A911E6F-FEE0-4DF9-AB94-6389CC636B61
Label
Americana : a 400-year history of American capitalism, Bhu Srinivasan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1000149278
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399563805
Lccn
2017037326
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1A911E6F-FEE0-4DF9-AB94-6389CC636B61

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