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Americana

A 400-Year History of American Capitalism

Bhu Srinivasan

An absorbing and original narrative history of American capitalism NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE ECONOMIST 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 ...
Publish Date
2018-12-04T00:00:00.000Z
2018-12-04T00:00:00.000Z
Goodreads rating
4.39
ISBN
9780399563812
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
2020-11-29T12:26:52.000Z
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
2020-09-11T19:01:18.000Z
@sama This book is the stone cold nuts:      source
2021-05-01T16:53:07.000Z
@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
2020-11-02T18:16:44.000Z
@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
2020-11-09T21:10:17.000Z
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