A History of Small Business in America (Luther Hartwell Hodges Series on Business, Society & the State 2nd Revised edition)
By: Mansel G. Blackford (author)Paperback
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From the colonial era to the present day, small businesses have been an integral part of American life. First published in 1991 and now thoroughly updated, this study explores the central but ever-changing role played by small enterprises in the nation's economic, political and cultural development. Examining small businesses in manufacturing, sales, services and farming, Mansel Blackford argues that while small firms have always been important to the nation's development, their significance has varied considerably in different time periods and in different segments of the American economy. Throughout, he relates small business development to changes in America's overall business and economic systems and offers comparisons between the growth of small business in the United States to its development in other countries. He places special emphasis on the importance of small business development for women and minorities.
Mansel Blackford, professor of history at Ohio State University, is well known for his work in American, European, and Asian business history. His most recent book is Fragile Paradise: The Impact of Tourism on Maui, 1959-2000.
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