American Made is 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.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Edition Introduction; CHAPTER 1 THE ARTIST OF HIS COUNTRY: ELI WHITNEY; CHAPTER 2 THE GRIM REAPER: CYRUS HALL MCCORMICK; CHAPTER 3 THE STAR-SPANGLED SCOTCHMAN: ANDREW CARNEGIE; CHAPTER 4 THE MOST USEFUL AMERICAN: THOMAS A. EDISON; CHAPTER 5 THE INSOLENT CHARIOTEER: HENRY FORD; CHAPTER 6 THE PATRIARCHAL PIONEER: PIERRE S. DU PONT; CHAPTER 7 THE ORGANIZATION MAN: ALFRED P. SLOAN; CHAPTER 8 AVATAR OF THE WORLDWIDE CAR: HENRY FORD II; CHAPTER 9 THE PHILOSOPHER SCIENTIST: EDWIN LAND; CHAPTER 10 AND SO IT GOES: BURGERS, BARGAINS, AND BYTES; CHAPTER 11 OF THINGS PAST AND THINGS TO COME; A Note on the SourcesPhoto CreditsIndex
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.
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