Table of contents for A history of small business in America / Mansel G. Blackford.

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Preface  xi

Introduction   1

 1. Small Business before 1880  11

 2. Small Business in the Age of Giant Enterprise, 1880-1920  43

 3. Industrial Districts and Stand-Alone Companies  81

 4. Small Business in Boom and Bust, 1921-1945  91

 5. Specialty Products and Niche Markets 119

 6. Small Business in an Expanding Economy, 1946-1971 131

 7. Small Firms in the Silicon Valley 157

 8. Small Business in Modern America, 1972-2000 165

 9. Independent Bookstores in a Time of Consolidation 183

Conclusion 199

Index 205


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Small business United States History, Small business Government policy United States History