Big business has been the lever of big change over time in American
life, change in economy, society, politics, and the envelope of
existence--in work, mores, language, consciousness, and the pace
and bite of time. Such is the pattern revealed by this historical
--From the Preface
Weaving historical source material with his own incisive
analysis, Jack Beatty traces the rise of the American corporation,
from its beginnings in the 17th century... more...