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  • 1941 Strike at River Rouge Plant(94 clicks)
    Henry Ford resists unions
  • Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields(93 clicks)
    Mostly commercial
  • Aetna History(118 clicks)
    Aetna. Inc, 1850-1998.
  • Alexander Graham Bell(83 clicks)
    Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone.
  • American Term Life Insurance History(97 clicks)
    Although a commercial site, there are good history sections.
  • B. F. Goodrich Company(97 clicks)
  • Boeing, A Short History(86 clicks)
    Beginning in 1903.
  • British-American Tobacco Document Collection(89 clicks)
    British-American Tobacco Document Collection: Documents from the Guildford Depository
  • Business History Review(103 clicks)
    The premier scholarly journal on business history in the US.
  • Campbell Soup(113 clicks)
    Founded in 1869.
  • Chevron Corporation(87 clicks)
    Includes a histiry of service stations as well as this oil company.
  • Cigna(92 clicks)
  • Degradation of Work Revisited: Workers and Technology in the American Auto Industry, 1900-2000(90 clicks)
    by Stephen Meyer
  • Enterprise & Society(98 clicks)
    The quarterly journal of the Business History Conference; deals with topics concerning the history of business and its interactions with the societies within which it operates.
  • Events of the Pullman Strike(86 clicks)
    A timeline with illustrations.
  • Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements(80 clicks)
    "Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements: Highlights from the Motion Picture Archives at the Library of Congress presents a variety of television advertisements, never-broadcast outtakes, and experimental footage reflecting the historical development of television advertising for a major commercial product. "
  • Firestone, 1900-2000(92 clicks)
    Founded by Harvey S. Firestone of Ohio.
  • For Women Who Excelled in Business(83 clicks)
  • General Mills(91 clicks)
    Since 1869.
  • General Motors and the Demise of StreetCars(90 clicks)
    by Cliff Slater. Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 51. No. 3 Summer 1997 (45-66). 1997 Eno Transportation Foundation. Inc., Lansdown, Virginia
  • H-Business(90 clicks)
    "H-Business is an on-line newsletter for the Business History Conference. The Business History Conference, H-Net and Eh.Net are the joint owners of H-Business. "
  • Haymarket Massacre(88 clicks)
    Brief description of why it occurred, the police state operations, and the martyrs. Chicago.
  • Haymarket Massacre archives(87 clicks)
    The Haymarket protest meeting on the evening of May 4, 1886, at which several policemen were killed by a dynamite bomb attributed to political radicals.
  • Hewlett-Packard(84 clicks)
  • IBM Archives(131 clicks)
    " Digital Archives IBM is putting its history online - exhibiting highlights from its Corporate Archives, building a reference resource to answer your questions, and digitizing historic company materials for public access. "
  • Ida Tarbell, The History of the Standard Oil Company(91 clicks)
    Electronic text of the famous book.
  • Ivory Soap Advertising Collection, 1883-1998(90 clicks)
  • J. P. Morgan(85 clicks)
    History, philosophy, and character, The J.P. Morgan legacy
  • Jack Daniels(136 clicks)
    The whiskey.
  • John D. and Standard Oil(81 clicks)
    Biography of John D. Rockefeller and his creation of Standard Oil.
  • John D. Rockefeller(85 clicks)
    Bio and snippets about his good works.
  • John D. Rockefeller: A Photographic History(91 clicks)
    From the Museum of American Financial History.
  • Johnson & Johnson(83 clicks)
    "The development of the first ready-made, ready-to-use surgical dressings by Johnson & Johnson in the mid-1880s marked not only the birth of a company, but also the first practical application of the theory of antiseptic wound treatment. "
  • Kennedy, 60 Minutes, and Roger Rabbit:(84 clicks)
    Understanding Conspiracy-Theory Explanations of The Decline of Urban Mass Transit by Martha J. Bianco, Portland State University, November 17, 1998, Discussion Paper 98-11
  • Kimberly-Clark(115 clicks)
    Founded in 1872.
  • Labor-Management Conflict in American History(93 clicks)
    From Ohio State University.
  • Levi Strauss & Company(100 clicks)
  • Made in Buffalo: How to Research Local Companies(85 clicks)
    A guide to researching defunct companies in Buffalo, NY, with descriptions of offline sources and links to online sources
  • Microsoft(90 clicks)
    How Bill Gates got fabulously rich!
  • Model T(86 clicks)
    From the Henry Ford Museum
  • Museum of American Financial History(90 clicks)
    "The Museum showcases the history of Wall Street, the economic miracle of the markets, and the achievements of American businessmen and women from Alexander Hamilton's founding designs for a national economy, to the rise of "dot com" entrepreneurs in the global "new economy."
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications(97 clicks)
    The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is one of only three broadcast museums in America and home to the nationís only Radio Hall of Fame.
  • Railroads, the First Big Business(80 clicks)
    Class notes by Professor K. Poole.
  • Reform and the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire(83 clicks)
    By Hadley Davis in the Concord Review
  • Richard W. Sears(80 clicks)
    Sears was a founder of Sears Roebuck Company.
  • Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking(95 clicks)
    "an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology. In addition to more than 2,000 books, the Museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts."
  • Sears Archives(89 clicks)
    Sears, Roebuck Archives
  • Texas Instruments(94 clicks)
  • The Advertising of Installment Plans(91 clicks)
    By Sharon Murphy
  • The American Advertising Museum(88 clicks)
    "The Museum and this site are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American Advertising."
  • The Clorox Company(92 clicks)
    "On May 3, 1913, five Oakland, California, entrepreneurs invested $100 apiece to set up America's first commercial-scale liquid bleach factory on the east side of San Francisco Bay." And it grew.
  • The Dramas of Haymarket(81 clicks)
    Clever, comprehensive site on the Haymarket affair.
  • The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920(88 clicks)
    The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920 presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States.
  • The General Electric Company(88 clicks)
    From its origins in London...
  • The Hagley Museum(86 clicks)
    Besides the DuPont Company, it specializes in business and technology history.
  • The Haymarket Affair Digital Collection(91 clicks)
    "The digital collection presents images of key documents and artifacts in their historical context with a minimum of interpretive information. Much like the witness testimony and exhibits introduced during the Haymarket trial, these primary sources are pieces of evidence which enable the user to reconstruct and interpret the historical events to which they relate."
  • The Parable of Pullman(81 clicks)
    Pullman Strike of 1894.
  • The StreetCar Conspiracy(100 clicks)
    Posits the myth that General Motors conspired to destroy the streetcar industry. For an accurate view, see General Motors and the Demise of Streetcars
  • The Strike at Homestead, 1892(93 clicks)
    Workers, steel, Pinkerstons, Carnegie
  • Thiokol(92 clicks)
    "What follows is a short version of Thiokol's more than 50 years experience in the aerospace industry. No serious history of aerospace and rocket propulsion can overlook Thiokol's contributions."
  • Thomas Edison(96 clicks)
    From the Biography Channel.
  • Top 100 Advertising Campaigns(205 clicks)
    Good articles
  • Twentieth-Century Fox(89 clicks)
  • Union Pacific Railroad(94 clicks)
    History and Photos
  • Wells Fargo(93 clicks)
    "Since 1852, the Wells Fargo stagecoach has been a symbol of reliable service across the American West. "
  • Wells Fargo History(84 clicks)