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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 spouse ebook to an incredible exhibition on the Smithsonian’s nationwide Museum of yank heritage, goals to respond to those questions on the yank event via an exploration of its monetary and advertisement heritage. It argues that through taking a look at the intersection of capitalism and democracy, we will see the place we as a state have come from and the place we'd be moving into the future.

Richly illustrated with photos of gadgets from the museum’s collections, American company includes a 1794 buck coin, Alexander Graham Bell’s 1876 mobilephone, a brass money check in from Marshall Fields, Sam Walton’s cap, and plenty of different items and prone that experience formed American tradition. old and modern ads also are featured, emphasizing the evolution of the connection among manufacturers and shoppers through the years. Interspersed within the ancient 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 on the kingdom of latest American company and society. American Enterprise is a multi-faceted survey of the nation’s enterprise history and corresponding social results that's primary to an knowing of the lives of the yank humans, the historical past of the us, and the nation’s function in worldwide affairs.

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This book may be purchased for educational, business, or sales promotional use. For information, please write: Special Markets Department Smithsonian Books P. O. Box 37012 MRC 513 Washington, DC 20013 Published by Smithsonian Books Director: Carolyn Gleason Production Editor: Christina Wiginton Editorial Assistant: Raychel Rapazza Museum Coordinator: Katharine Klein Edited by Evie Righter Designed by Bill Anton Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data American enterprise: a history of business in America / edited by Andy Serwer; introduction by David K.

Tupper molded his idea for plastic containers into a variety of specialized shapes that could hold any food item, from salad to dessert, and gave consumers many reasons to buy everything in an expanding line of re-sealable products. Foreword WE ARE PLEASED to be presenting the sweep of American Enterprise explored in this publication with its accompanying exhibition and multifaceted programs. Understanding American capitalism is essential to knowing how we as a Nation came to this moment, and even more importantly, what our future could be.

The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 gave access to the Western interior, aiding the flow of imported, artisan, and factory-made goods headed west from the Port of New York and to produce moving east. THE UNITED STATES was born in the Merchant Era (1770–1850s). 9 million people not including Indians: four-fifths of them were of European background; the other fifth, African. The country included 864 thousand square miles of land stretching along the East Coast of North America: from the Atlantic Ocean in the East, to the Appalachian Mountains in the West; from Massachusetts in the North, to Georgia in the South.

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