© 2006

Cultures of Commerce

Representation and American Business Culture, 1877–1960

  • Elspeth H. Brown
  • Catherine Gudis
  • Marina Moskowitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Elspeth H. Brown, Catherine Gudis, Marina Moskowitz
      Pages 1-5
  3. Designing Markets

  4. Business and the Politics of Difference, 1900–1930

  5. Commerce and the Built Environment, 1900–1940

  6. Representation and Organizational Culture in Post-World War II United States

About this book


While historians have explored the impact on workers of changes in American business, the broader impact on other cultural forms, and vice versa, has not been widely studied. This anthology contributes to the debate at the intersection of business history and the study of cultural forms, ranging from material to visual culture to literature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Elspeth H. Brown
    • 1
  • Catherine Gudis
    • 2
  • Marina Moskowitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Miami UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  3. 3.University of GlasgowUSA

About the editors

ELSPETH H. BROWN is Professor of History, Miami University, USA.

CATHERINE GUDIS is Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA.

MARINA MOSKOWITZ teaches in the Department of History and is Director of the Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies, University of Glasgow, UK.

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