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The Resource Colossus : how the corporation changed America, [edited by] Jack Beatty

Colossus : how the corporation changed America, [edited by] Jack Beatty

Label
Colossus : how the corporation changed America
Title
Colossus
Title remainder
how the corporation changed America
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Jack Beatty
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Weaving historical source material with his own analysis, author Beatty traces the rise of the American corporation, from its beginnings in the 17th century through today, illustrating how it has come to loom over the economy, society, culture, and politics. Through readings made up of historical and contemporary documents, opinion pieces, reportage, biographies, company histories, and scenes from literature, all introduced and explicated by Beatty, he makes a case that the American corporation has been, for good and ill, the primary maker and manager of change in modern America. From the slave trade and the transcontinental railroad to the software giants and the multimedia conglomerates, Beatty shows how the corporation emerged as the foundation of representative government in the United States, as the builder of the young nation's public works, as the conqueror of American space, and as the inexhaustible engine of economic growth from the Civil War to today.--From publisher description
  • "Weaving historical source material with his own incisive analysis, Jack Beatty traces the rise of the American corporation, from its beginnings in the seventeenth century through today, illustrating how it has come to loom colossus-like over the economy, society, culture, and politics. Through an imaginative selection of readings made up of historical and contemporary documents, opinion pieces, reportage, biographies, company histories, and scenes from literature, all introduced and explicated by Beatty, Colossus makes a convincing case that it is the American corporation that has been, for good and ill, the primary maker and manager of change in modern America. In this anthology, readers are shown how a developing "business civilization" has affected domestic life in America, how labor disputes have embodied a struggle between freedom and fraternity, how corporate leaders have faced the recurring dilemma of balancing fiduciary with social responsibility, and how Silicon Valley and Wall Street have come to dwarf Capitol Hill in pervasiveness of influence. From the slave trade and the transcontinental railroad to the software giants and the multimedia conglomerates, Colossus reveals how the corporation emerged as the foundation of representative government in the United States, as the builder of the young nation's public works, as the conqueror of American space, and as the inexhaustible engine of economic growth from the Civil War to today. At the same time, Colossus gives perspective to the century-old debate over the corporation's place in the good society."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.7/4/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD2356.U5
LC item number
C65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Beatty, Jack
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Big business
  • Corporations
  • Industrialization
  • Capitalism
  • Business and politics
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Colossus : how the corporation changed America, [edited by] Jack Beatty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-500)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The corporate foundations of America. "Of a huge and unknown greatness" -- The Calvinist strain : the ethnic of prosperity ; The corporate roots of American government : from corporation to commonwealth / S. Innes -- Economic metabolism : the New England merchants in the seventeenth century / B. Bailyn -- Trafficking in souls : the slave trade / J.B. Hedges -- The case for and against incorporation : the partnership form of organization : its popularity in early-nineteenth-century Boston / N.R. Lamoreaux -- Legacies : the revolution and the corporation / J. Beatty --
  • A magician's rod, 1820-1869. The (slow) conquest of American space : toward scale and scope / J. Beatty -- Women and children first : the Boston Manufacturing Company / T. Dublin -- A business utopia? : Charles Dickens on the mill girls of Lowell -- The courts and the corporation : Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge, 1837 (from the opinion of Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court -- The machine in the garden : the American system of manufacturing / J. Beatty -- America on track : the railroads : the first modern business enterprises, 1850s-1860s / A.D. Chandler, Jr. -- The debt : slave labor and the Southern railroads ; Omnipotent without violence : the Civil War and the Sears Roebuck catalog / J. Beatty --
  • The age of incorporation, 1870-1930. "The outstanding fact of modern life" : a riot of individualistic materialism / J. Beatty -- Tarbell's revenge : story of a great monopoly / H.D. Lloyd -- A second opinion : the prospering fathers / P. Johnson -- "Organize or perish!" : bloody Homestead, 1892 / J. Beatty -- PR : AT&T : the vision of a loved monopoly / R. Marchand -- Taylorism : the Cinderella of occupations : managing the work of department store saleswomen, 1900-1940 / S.P. Benson -- "Like trying to screw an elephant" : Ford vs. GM / R.S. Tedlow -- The twenties : the business of America / J. Beatty --
  • Bust to boom, 1930-1973. The American high : oligopoly's golden age / G.D. Smith, D. Dyer -- The corporate surround : the modern corporation and private property / G.C. Means -- The monster : from The grapes of wrath / J. Steinbeck -- Washington Inc. : the military-industrial complex / J. Beatty -- The scientific-industrial complex : making "R" yield "O" : the IBM labs / R. Buderi -- Office politics : "the office in which I work" / J. Heller -- Company men : the other-directed round of life / D. Riesman -- What price success? : from The man in the gray flannel suit / S. Wilson -- Vision and the bottom line : more than profits / J.C. Collins, J.I. Porras --
  • Unbundled, 1973-1999 : U-turn : the crisis of the American corporation / G.D. Smith, D. Dyer -- Blame the Harvard Business School : managing our way to economic decline / R.H. Hayes, W.J. Abernathy -- Management's worst hour : the hostile takeover and its discontents / P.F. Drucker -- Betrayal : reckoning at Safeway / S.C. Faludi -- Polluting the culture : the war on Time Warner / P. Alexander -- Women in a man's world : giving at the office / A.R. Hochschild -- Minority report : what blacks think of corporate America / S. Branch -- Social responsibility : the corporation and society / M. Whitman -- Is democracy catching up to capitalism? : a sea of troubles / J. Beatty
Control code
44076131
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 506 pages
Isbn
9780767903523
Lccn
00040361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Colossus : how the corporation changed America, [edited by] Jack Beatty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-500)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The corporate foundations of America. "Of a huge and unknown greatness" -- The Calvinist strain : the ethnic of prosperity ; The corporate roots of American government : from corporation to commonwealth / S. Innes -- Economic metabolism : the New England merchants in the seventeenth century / B. Bailyn -- Trafficking in souls : the slave trade / J.B. Hedges -- The case for and against incorporation : the partnership form of organization : its popularity in early-nineteenth-century Boston / N.R. Lamoreaux -- Legacies : the revolution and the corporation / J. Beatty --
  • A magician's rod, 1820-1869. The (slow) conquest of American space : toward scale and scope / J. Beatty -- Women and children first : the Boston Manufacturing Company / T. Dublin -- A business utopia? : Charles Dickens on the mill girls of Lowell -- The courts and the corporation : Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge, 1837 (from the opinion of Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court -- The machine in the garden : the American system of manufacturing / J. Beatty -- America on track : the railroads : the first modern business enterprises, 1850s-1860s / A.D. Chandler, Jr. -- The debt : slave labor and the Southern railroads ; Omnipotent without violence : the Civil War and the Sears Roebuck catalog / J. Beatty --
  • The age of incorporation, 1870-1930. "The outstanding fact of modern life" : a riot of individualistic materialism / J. Beatty -- Tarbell's revenge : story of a great monopoly / H.D. Lloyd -- A second opinion : the prospering fathers / P. Johnson -- "Organize or perish!" : bloody Homestead, 1892 / J. Beatty -- PR : AT&T : the vision of a loved monopoly / R. Marchand -- Taylorism : the Cinderella of occupations : managing the work of department store saleswomen, 1900-1940 / S.P. Benson -- "Like trying to screw an elephant" : Ford vs. GM / R.S. Tedlow -- The twenties : the business of America / J. Beatty --
  • Bust to boom, 1930-1973. The American high : oligopoly's golden age / G.D. Smith, D. Dyer -- The corporate surround : the modern corporation and private property / G.C. Means -- The monster : from The grapes of wrath / J. Steinbeck -- Washington Inc. : the military-industrial complex / J. Beatty -- The scientific-industrial complex : making "R" yield "O" : the IBM labs / R. Buderi -- Office politics : "the office in which I work" / J. Heller -- Company men : the other-directed round of life / D. Riesman -- What price success? : from The man in the gray flannel suit / S. Wilson -- Vision and the bottom line : more than profits / J.C. Collins, J.I. Porras --
  • Unbundled, 1973-1999 : U-turn : the crisis of the American corporation / G.D. Smith, D. Dyer -- Blame the Harvard Business School : managing our way to economic decline / R.H. Hayes, W.J. Abernathy -- Management's worst hour : the hostile takeover and its discontents / P.F. Drucker -- Betrayal : reckoning at Safeway / S.C. Faludi -- Polluting the culture : the war on Time Warner / P. Alexander -- Women in a man's world : giving at the office / A.R. Hochschild -- Minority report : what blacks think of corporate America / S. Branch -- Social responsibility : the corporation and society / M. Whitman -- Is democracy catching up to capitalism? : a sea of troubles / J. Beatty
Control code
44076131
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 506 pages
Isbn
9780767903523
Lccn
00040361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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