Historical Encyclopedia of American Business, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587655276
  • ISBN-13: 9781587655272
  • DDC: 338.097303
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1127 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

Designed and written for high school students and college undergraduates, Historical Encyclopedia of American Business offers an inviting alternative to works on economic history aimed at graduate students and scholars. The coverage of this set is carefully constructed to include almost every facet of American business history on which students would most likely seek information.The coverage in this set is broad and addresses the full breadth of American business history. There are long overviews on different sectors of the economy, such as agriculture and banking; individual industries such as advertising and electronics; and general topics as business cycles, labor strikes and outsourcing. There are also overviews on broad legal topics such as antitrust legislation, bankruptcy laws and patent laws. Also covered are significant economic depressions and "panics" as well as such events as the Boston Tea Party, the Dust Bowl of the 1930's, and the Energy crisis of 1979. Although the main thrust of this set is on broad topics and historical trends, it also offers brief biographies of 35 individual persons who have played exceptional roles in American business. These figures range from founding fathers Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington, to some of the giants of twenty-first century business, such as Bill Gates, Indra K. Nooyi, and Martha Stewart.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Contributors.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Accounting Industry.
2: Advertising Industry.
3: Affirmative Action Programs.
4: AFL-CIO.
5: Agency for International Development, U.S..
6: Agribusiness.
7: Agriculture.
8: Agriculture, U.S. Department of.
9: Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike.
10: Air Transportation Industry.
11: Aircraft Industry.
12: Airships.
13: Alaska Pipeline.
14: Alaska purchase.
15: Alcoholic Beverage Industry.
16: American Automobile Association.
17: American Bimetallic League National Convention.
18: American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
19: American Stock Exchange.
20: Amtrak.
21: Annapolis Convention.
22: Antique and Art Markets.
23: Antitrust legislation.
24: Apple.
25: Arab Oil Embargo of 1973.
26: Arms Industry.
27: Army Corps of Engineers, U.S..
28: Articles of Confederation.
29: Asian Financial Crisis of 1997.
30: Asian Trade with the United States.
31: Astor, John Jacob.
32: Automation in Factories.
33: Automotive Industry.
34: Bank Failures.
35: Bank of the United States, First.
36: Bank of the United States, Second.
37: Banking.
38: Bankruptcy Law.
39: Barron’s.
40: Baseball Strike of 1972.
41: Beef Industry.
42: Bell, Alexander Graham.
43: Bell Labs.
44: Black Friday.
45: Black Hills Gold Rush.
46: Black Monday.
47: Bloomberg’s Business News Services.
48: Bond Industry.
49: Book Publishing.
50: Boston Tea Party.
51: Boycotts, Consumer.
52: Bracero Program.
53: Bretton Woods Agreement.
54: Bridges.
55: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
56: Buffett, Warren.
57: Bush Tax Cuts of 2001.
58: Business Crimes.
59: Business Cycles.
60: Business Schools.
61: Cable News Network.
62: California Gold Rush.
63: Canadian Trade with the United States.
64: Canals.
65: Carnegie, Andrew.
66: Carver, George Washington.
67: Catalog Shopping.
68: Cereal Crops.
69: Chávez, César.
70: Chemical Industries.
71: Child Labor.
72: Child Product Safety Laws.
73: Chinese Trade with the United States.
74: Christmas Marketing.
75: Chrysler Bailout of 1979.
76: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
77: Civil Rights Movement.
78: Civil War, U.S..
79: Clay’s American System.
80: Clayton Antitrust Act.
81: CNBC.
82: Coal Industry.
83: Coal Strike of 1902.
84: Coca-Cola Company.
85: Coin’s Financial School.
86: Cola Industry.
87: Colonial Economic Systems.
88: Colorado River Water.
89: Commerce, U.S. Department of.
90: Commodity Markets.
91: Computer Industry.
92: Confederate Currency.
93: Congress, U.S..
94: Constitution, U.S..
95: Construction Industry.
96: Contract Law.
97: “Coolie” Labor.
98: Copyright Law.
99: Cotton Gin.
100: Cotton Industry.
101: Counterfeiting.
102: Coxey’s Army.
103: Credit Card Buying.
104: Crédit Mobilier of America Scandal.
105: Credit Unions.
106: “Cross of Gold” Speech.
107: Cumberland Road.
108: Currency.
109: Dairy Industry.
110: Dams and Aqueducts.
111: Daylight Saving Time.
112: DC-3 Aircraft.
113: DDT Banning.
114: Debs, Eugene V..
115: Deming, W. Edwards.
116: Depression of 1784.
117: Depression of 1808-1809.
118: Deregulation of Financial Institutions.
119: Derivatives and Hedge Fund Industry.
120: Digital Recording Technology.
121: Diners Club.
122: Disney, Walt.
123: Disneyland.
124: Dot-com Bubble.
125: Dow Jones Industrial Average.
126: Drive-Through Businesses.
127: Drug Trafficking.
128: Dust Bowl.
129: Ebay.
130: The Economist.
131: Edison, Thomas Alva.
132: Education.
133: Education, U.S. Department of.
134: Electronics Industry.
135: E-mail.
136: Embargo Acts.
137: Energy, U.S. Department of.
138: Energy Crisis of 1979.
139: Enron Bankruptcy.
140: Environmental Movement.
141: Environmental Protection Agency.
142: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
143: Erie Canal.
144: European Trade with the United States.
145: Exploration.
146: Export-Import Bank of the United States.
147: Farm Credit Administration.
148: Farm Labor.
149: Farm Protests.
150: Farm Subsidies.
151: Fast-Food Restaurants.
152: Federal Communications Commission.
153: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
154: Federal Emergency Management Agency.
155: Federal Reserve.
156: Federal Trade Commission.
157: FedEx.
158: Fiber-Optic Industry.
159: Films with Business Themes.
160: Financial Crisis of 2008.
161: Fishing Industry.
162: Food and Drug Administration.
163: Food for Peace.
164: Food-Processing Industries.
165: Food Stamp Plan.
166: Forbes.
167: Ford, Henry.
168: Ford Model T.
169: Ford Motor Company.
170: Forestry Industry.
171: Fort Knox.
172: Fortune.
173: 401(k) Retirement Plans.
174: Franklin, Benjamin.
175: French and Indian War.
176: Fuller Brush Company.
177: Funeral Industry.
178: Fur Trapping and Trading.
179: Gadsden Purchase.
180: Gambling Industry.
181: Garner, John Nance.
182: Garvey, Marcus.
183: “Gas Wars”.
184: Gates, Bill.
185: Genentech.
186: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
187: General Electric.
188: General Motors.
189: Genetic Engineering.
190: Getty, J. Paul.
191: G.I. Bill.
192: Gilded Age.