Lecture 7: History of American Business: The Rise of Big Business: Morgan, Stanley, and
ABOUT THE MIDTERM:
There will be a Short Answer Section and ID section. The short answer part will be on its own
piece of paper. NEED A BLUE BOOK for IDs.
Lecture 6: History of American Business: Railroads and the Managerial Revolution
Where we are going: Railroad growth during the war, Problems of Scale and Scope, and
Solutions- the managerial revolution.
Railroads emerge in the 1820s primarily
Lecture 5: History of American Business: Business, Economics, and the Civil War
National Bank issue.
The wealthy planter class in the South and merchant elite in the North precluded extensive
Alexander Hamilton argued for a National B
Lecture 4: History of American Business: THE BUSINESS OF SLAVERY
Where we are going today:
1) History of the (modern) slave trade the system emerging in the 1400s.
2) Rise of plantation slavery in Americas especially North America
3) The cotton boom rise
Lecture 3: History of American Business: The Industrial Revolution
From 1790-1860s, there was a massive expansion in the size of cities, with more and more
people moving off farms. By the mid to late 19th century, the US doesnt bear much resemblance
Lecture 2: History of American Business: The Constitution and the Jefferson-Hamilton
Focus of todays lecture: The business environment in the US and how it relates to the
Constitution. We will also be discussing the first major schism in US politic
Lecture 1: History of American Business
What is business?
1) Trade and commercial activity
2) Both an activity and a group of people
What affects how businesses operate?
2) Personalities of leaders in the business