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By Andy Serwer,David Allison,Peter Liebhold,Nancy Davis,Kathleen G. Franz

What does it suggest to be an American? What are American rules and values? American Enterprise, the spouse publication to an enormous exhibition on the Smithsonian’s nationwide Museum of yankee historical past, goals to respond to those questions on the yank event via an exploration of its monetary and advertisement background. It argues that via the intersection of capitalism and democracy, we will be able to see the place we as a state have come from and the place we would be getting in the future.

Richly illustrated with photographs of gadgets from the museum’s collections, American firm includes a 1794 greenback coin, Alexander Graham Bell’s 1876 cell, a brass funds sign up from Marshall Fields, Sam Walton’s cap, and lots of different items and companies that experience formed American tradition. ancient and modern ads also are featured, emphasizing the evolution of the connection among manufacturers and shoppers through the years. Interspersed within the historic narrative are essays from today’s leaders—including Sheila Bair, Adam Davidson, invoice Ford, Sally Greenberg, Fisk Johnson, Hank Paulson, Richard Trumka, and Pat Woertz—that pose provocative questions about the nation of up to date American enterprise and society. American Enterprise is a multi-faceted survey of the nation’s company history and corresponding social results that's basic to an figuring out of the lives of the yankee humans, the background of the us, and the nation’s position in worldwide affairs.

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