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A 400-Year History of American Capitalism

Bhu Srinivasan

Explore the fascinating history of American capitalism with Americana, a gripping and original narrative that takes readers on a 400-year journey of innovation and ambition. From the Mayflower to the Internet, learn about the Next Big Things that drove American progress, including the telegraph, railroad, guns, banking, flight, and mobile technology. Author Bhu Srinivasan brilliantly reframes events, people, and trends through the prism of capitalism, revealing unexpected connections and shedding new light on American enterprise. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its scope, Americana is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the history of modern America.
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Finished a great book Americana: 400 yr history of American capitalism by @bhu_srinivasan Basically looks at US history through the eyes of business with easy to read chapters on topics like railroads, cotton,slavery, steel,auto, radio tv etc. Totally fascinating stories. Read      source
@sama This book is the stone cold nuts:      source
@zachcoelius I highly recommend Americana. It’s enlightening. And tells US history through capitalism. And then this book - Splendid Exchange - does a great job of the same though globally. Changed so much about my understanding of the world      source
@beanieville @Wealth_Theory @naval @ValaAfshar If a government can make it better another government can make it worse. I found this book really fleshed out the different approaches of US capitalism vs other systems      source
Recently enjoyed reading Americana by @bhu_srinivasan ... Any other favorite books on economic history? Three more favorites: Birth of Plenty/Splendid Exchange by Bernstein Empire of Wealth by Gordon Ascent of Money by Ferguson      source