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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
December 4
Goodreads rating
4.39
ISBN
9780399563812
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
Nov 29, 2020
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
May 01, 2021
@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
Nov 02, 2020
@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
Nov 09, 2020
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