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The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America

by Judith A. Teichman The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In the 1980s and 1990s, nations throughout Latin America experienced the dual transformations of market liberalizing reforms and democratization. Since then, perhaps no issue has been more controversial among...


Putinomics

by Chris Miller The University of North Carolina Press (February 08, 2018)

When Vladimir Putin first took power in 1999, he was a little-known figure ruling a country that was reeling from a decade and a half of crisis. In the years since, he has reestablished Russia as a great power....


Franchising in America

by Thomas S. Dicke The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2017)

Using a series of case studies from five industries, Dicke analyzes franchising, a marketing system that combines large and small firms into a single administrative unit, strengthening both in the process. He...


A Deplorable Scarcity

by Fred Bateman & Thomas Weiss The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

In this major reexamination of the southern industrial economy and its failure to progress during the antebellum period, Fred Bateman and Thomas Weiss show that slavery and its consequences were not alone in...


Agrarian Capitalism in Theory and Practice

by Susan Archer Mann The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

Susan Mann focuses on a longstanding controversy in sociological theory: why has agriculture been traditionally resistant to wage labor? Capitalist develoment has been slower and more uneven in agriculture than...


Taylorism Transformed

by Stephen P. Waring The University of North Carolina Press (August 01, 2016)

This intellectual history interprets recent American business management ideas as political theory, describing their underlying assumptions about power and value. According to Stephen Waring, most business management...


Freedpeople in the Tobacco South

by Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2003)

Throughout the colonial and antebellum periods, Virginia's tobacco producers exploited slave labor to ensure the profitability of their agricultural enterprises. In the wake of the Civil War, however, the abolition...


Yankee Don't Go Home!

by Julio Moreno The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

In the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, Mexican and U.S. political leaders, business executives, and ordinary citizens shaped modern Mexico by making industrial capitalism the key to upward mobility...


The Voice of Business

by Karen S. Miller The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In 1933, John W. Hill opened the New York office of what would

become the most important public relations agency in history:

Hill & Knowlton, Inc. By 1959, the combined sales of its

clients--which included Procter...


Scientists, Business, and the State, 1890-1960

by Patrick J. McGrath The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In the late nineteenth century, scientists began allying themselves with America's corporate, political, and military elites. They did so not just to improve their professional standing and win more money for...


Modernizing a Slave Economy

by John Majewski The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2011)

What would separate Union and Confederate countries look like if the South had won the Civil War? In fact, this was something that southern secessionists actively debated. Imagining themselves as nation builders,...


Civil Rights Unionism

by Robert R. Korstad The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2003)

Drawing on scores of interviews with black and white tobacco workers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Robert Korstad brings to life the forgotten heroes of Local 22 of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied...


Calculating the Value of the Union

by James L. Huston The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

While slavery is often at the heart of debates over the causes of the Civil War, historians are not agreed on precisely what aspect of slavery--with its various social, economic, political, cultural, and moral...


Creating Consumers

by Carolyn M. Goldstein The University of North Carolina Press (May 28, 2012)

Home economics emerged at the turn of the twentieth century as a movement to train women to be more efficient household managers. At the same moment, American families began to consume many more goods and services...


Sold American

by Charles F. McGovern The University of North Carolina Press (January 06, 2009)

At the turn of the twentieth century, an emerging consumer culture in the United States promoted constant spending to meet material needs and develop social identity and self-cultivation. In Sold American, Charles...


Our Daily Bread

by Geoff Mann The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

A wage is more than a simple fee in exchange for labor, argues Geoff Mann. Beyond being a quantitative reflection of productivity or bargaining power, a wage is a political arena in which working people's identity,...


The Corporation as Family

by Nikki Mandell The University of North Carolina Press (April 03, 2003)

The beginning of the twentieth century witnessed a remarkable growth of corporate welfare programs in American industry. By the mid-1920s, 80 percent of the nation's largest companies--firms including DuPont,...


Technology in the Garden

by Michael I. Luger & Harvey A. Goldstein The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

More than half of the 116 research parks now operating in the United States were established during the 1980s, with the aim of boosting regional economic growth. But until now no one has systematically analyzed...


West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past, 1945-1955

by S. Jonathan Wiesen The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust, West German industrialists faced a major crisis in their public image. With mounting revelations about the use of forced and slave labor, the "Aryanization"...


For Social Peace in Brazil

by Barbara Weinstein The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

This book is the first major study of industrialists and social policy in Latin America. Barbara Weinstein examines the vast array of programs sponsored by a new generation of Brazilian industrialists who sought...


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by Melissa Walker & James C. Cobb The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Volume 11 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examines the economic culture of the South by pairing two categories that account for the ways many southerners have made their living. In the antebellum...


North Carolina in the Connected Age

by Michael L. Walden The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

At a time when North Carolina's population is exploding and its economy is shifting profoundly, one of the state's leading economists applies the tools of his trade to chronicle these changes and to inform North...


Engines of Innovation

by Holden Thorp & Buck Goldstein The University of North Carolina Press (August 12, 2013)

In Engines of Innovation, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual...


Sounds of Change

by Christopher H. Sterling & Michael C. Keith The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity...


The American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry

by Kathryn Steen The University of North Carolina Press (August 03, 2014)

Prior to 1914, Germany dominated the worldwide production of synthetic organic dyes and pharmaceuticals like aspirin. When World War I disrupted the supply of German chemicals to the United States, American...


Memphis and the Paradox of Place

by Wanda Rushing The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2009)

Celebrated as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is where Elvis Presley, B. B. King, Johnny Cash, and other musical legends got their starts. It is also a place of...


Missionary Capitalist

by Darlene Rivas The University of North Carolina Press (April 03, 2003)

The first work to draw on Nelson A. Rockefeller's newly available personal papers as well as research in Latin American archives, Missionary Capitalist details Rockefeller's efforts to promote economic development...


A History of the Book in America

by David Paul Nord, Joan Shelley Rubin & Michael Schudson The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

The fifth volume of A History of the Book in America addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from World War II to the present. During this period factors such as the expansion...


Ludwig Erhard

by Alfred C. Mierzejewski The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

In the first English-language biography of one of the most important figures in postwar German history, Alfred C. Mierzejewski examines the life and service of Ludwig Erhard (1897-1977), West Germany's first...


Sugar and Civilization

by April Merleaux The University of North Carolina Press (July 13, 2015)

In the weeks and months after the end of the Spanish-American War, Americans celebrated their nation's triumph by eating sugar. Each of the nation's new imperial possessions, from Puerto Rico to the Philippines,...


Contesting the New South Order

by Clifford M. Kuhn The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In May 1914, workers walked off their jobs at Atlanta's Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, launching a lengthy strike that was at the heart of the American Federation of Labor's first major attempt to organize southern...


Pages from the Past

by Carolyn Kitch The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

American popular magazines play a role in our culture similar to that of public historians, Carolyn Kitch contends. Drawing on evidence from the pages of more than sixty magazines, including Newsweek, Rolling...


A History of the Book in America

by Carl F. Kaestle & Janice A. Radway The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. Books, magazines, and newspapers...


Rich Indians

by Alexandra Harmon The University of North Carolina Press (October 25, 2010)

Long before lucrative tribal casinos sparked controversy, Native Americans amassed other wealth that provoked intense debate about the desirability, morality, and compatibility of Indian and non-Indian economic...


A White-Collar Profession

by Theresa A. Hammond The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

Among the major professions, certified public accountancy has the most severe underrepresentation of African Americans: less than 1 percent of CPAs are black. Theresa Hammond explores the history behind this...


A History of the Book in America

by Robert A. Gross & Mary Kelley The University of North Carolina Press (July 15, 2010)

Volume Two of A History of the Book in America documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic.

Between 1790 and 1840 printing and publishing expanded, and literate publics...


Working Knowledge

by Catherine L. Fisk The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2009)

Skilled workers of the early nineteenth century enjoyed a degree of professional independence because workplace knowledge and technical skill were their "property," or at least their attribute. In most sectors...


Econocide

by Seymour Drescher The University of North Carolina Press (August 30, 2010)

In this classic analysis and refutation of Eric Williams's 1944 thesis, Seymour Drescher argues that Britain's abolition of the slave trade in 1807 resulted not from the diminishing value of slavery for Great...


Building a Housewife's Paradise

by Tracey Deutsch The University of North Carolina Press (May 01, 2010)

Supermarkets are a mundane feature in the landscape, but as Tracey Deutsch reveals, they represent a major transformation in the ways that Americans feed themselves. In her examination of the history of food...


Empty Pleasures

by Carolyn de la Peña The University of North Carolina Press (September 27, 2010)

Sugar substitutes have been a part of American life since saccharin was introduced at the 1893 World's Fair. In Empty Pleasures, the first history of artificial sweeteners in the United States, Carolyn de la...


Otto Kahn

by Theresa M. Collins The University of North Carolina Press (July 08, 2002)

In the early decades of the twentieth century, almost everyone in modern theater, literature, or film knew of Otto Kahn (1867-1934), and those who read the financial press or followed the news from Wall Street...


Much More Than a Game

by Robert F. Burk The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

To most Americans, baseball is just a sport; but to those who own baseball teams--and those who play on them--our national pastime is much more than a game. In this book, Robert Burk traces the turbulent labor...


Never Just a Game

by Robert F. Burk The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

America's national pastime has been marked from its inception by bitter struggles between owners and players over profit, power, and prestige. In this book, the first installment of a highly readable, comprehensive...


Capitalizing on Change

by Stanley Buder The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2009)

Americans love "this year's model," relying on the "new" to be always "improved." Enthusiasm for the new, says Stanley Buder, is essential to American business, where innovation and change stoke the engines...


Fiscal Theory and Political Economy

by James M. Buchanan The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

This important collection of eight interrelated essays fills a gap in English-language literature in public finance and fiscal theory. The author consistently emphasizes the central role of collective decision...


Public Finance in Democratic Process

by James M. Buchanan The University of North Carolina Press (March 30, 2014)

Studies of public finance, as traditionally developed, have analyzed the effects of fiscal institutions on the market-choice behavior of individuals and firms, but this book takes a different approach. It analyzes...


The Rise of Modern Business

by Mansel G. Blackford The University of North Carolina Press (July 01, 2012)

The Rise of Modern Business compares and analyzes the development of business and business institutions in several countries from the preindustrial era to the present. Paying close attention to connections between...


Jimmy Carter's Economy

by W. Carl Biven The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

The massive inflation and oil crisis of the 1970s damaged Jimmy Carter's presidency. In Jimmy Carter's Economy, Carl Biven traces how the Carter administration developed and implemented economic policy amid...


Beyond the Broker State

by Jonathan J. Bean The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln both considered small business the backbone of American democracy and free enterprise. In Beyond the Broker State, Jonathan Bean considers the impact of this ideology on...


The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

by Beth Tompkins Bates The University of North Carolina Press (September 24, 2012)

In the 1920s, Henry Ford hired thousands of African American men for his open-shop system of auto manufacturing. This move was a rejection of the notion that better jobs were for white men only. In The Making...