Advocate For American Enterprise: William Buck Dana And The Commercial And Financial Chronicle, 1865-1910 by Douglas W. SteeplesAdvocate For American Enterprise: William Buck Dana And The Commercial And Financial Chronicle, 1865-1910 by Douglas W. Steeples

Advocate For American Enterprise: William Buck Dana And The Commercial And Financial Chronicle…

byDouglas W. Steeples

Hardcover | November 1, 2001

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In 1865, William Buck Dana, working a bold new departure in American journalism, established the nation's first business weekly, the Commercial and Financial Chronicle, in the country's commercial nerve center, New York City. As its publisher and editor, he became the nation's most influential reporter and commentator on business and finance, playing a major role in creating a national and international economy. Unequaled as a comprehensive and reliable source of business news, Dana's Chronicle has become a critical source for studying 19th century business history. This book is a study of Dana the man, his ideas, and their importance. Divided into three sections, the book considers Dana's formative years, his career, and his later life. The book then turns to the main themes conveyed in the Chronicle's editorial content, allowing the reader to imaginatively reconstruct Dana's mental world. Comments on Dana's and his paper's importance and influence are also included. While enlarging our understanding of Dana, the Chronicle, and economic thought of the time, Advocate for American Enterprise will enhance our understanding of this critically important era.
Title:Advocate For American Enterprise: William Buck Dana And The Commercial And Financial Chronicle…Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.56 × 6.46 × 0.96 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313321027

ISBN - 13:9780313321023

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?This well-documented, detailed, and perceptive biographical and historical analysis of the career and times of William Buck Dana (1829-1910) imparts a sense of the reasoning and circumstances of Dana as a person as well as a journalist. Dana founded and operated the US's first weekly business journal after purchasing the monthly Hunt's Merchants Magazine in 1861. As editor and publisher of the New York-based Commercial and Financial Chronicle, Dana not only provided news and information to his readers, but through his editorials helped define the formation of business policies and American capitalism beginning in the antebellum era. Editorials in the Chronicle contributed to the debate and response to various issues--financial panics, immigration and child labor laws, strikes and work stoppages, the free coinage of silver, trade and tariff policies--and thus helped define how American capitalism came into existence. Recommended for academic collections, lower-division undergraduate through faculty.?-Choice