Enterprising America : businesses, banks, and credit markets in historical perspective / edited by William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo.

Author
Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective (Conference) (2013 : Nashville, Tenn.) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Description
pages cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Editor
Host institution
Organizer
Series
National Bureau of Economic Research conference report [More in this series]
Notes
Papers of the conference "Enterprising America: businesses, banks, and credit markets in historical perspective", held at Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, on December 14, 2013.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction / William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo -- Business organization and internal governance. Revisiting American exceptionalism: democracy and the regulation of corporate governance: the case of nineteenth-century Pennsylvania in comparative context / Naomi R. Lamoreaux -- Corporate governance and the development of manufacturing enterprises in nineteenth-century Massachusetts / Eric Hilt ; comment: Claudia Rei ; The evolution of bank boards of directors in New York,1840-1950 / Howard Bodenhorn and Eugene N. White -- Bank behavior and credit markets. Did railroads make antebellum U.S. banks more sound? / Jeremy Atack, Matthew S. Jaremski, and Peter L. Rousseau ; Sources of credit and the extent of the credit market: a view from bankruptcy records, Mississippi 1929-1936 / Mary Eschelbach Hansen -- Scale economies in nineteenth century production. Economies of scale in nineteenth century American manufacturing revisited: a resolution of the entrepreneurial labor input problem / Robert A. Margo ; Were antebellum cotton plantations factories in the field? / Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode.
ISBN
  • 9780226261621 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 022626162X (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
2015001694
OCLC
900609700
Statement on Language in Description
Princeton University Library aims to describe Library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view