Обложка книги A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise: Merchants and Economic Development in Revolutionary Philadelphia

A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise: Merchants and Economic Development in Revolutionary Philadelphia

ISBN: 0807849464;
Издательство: University of North Carolina Press

A social, economic, and political study of Philadelphia merchants, this study presents both the spirit and statistics of merchant life. Doerflinger studies the Philadelphia merchant community from three perspectives: their commercial world, their confrontation with the Revolution and its aftermath, and their role in diversifying the local economy. The analysis of entrepreneurship dominates the study and challenges long-standing assumptions about American economic history.