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  • 1941 Strike at River Rouge Plant(157 clicks)
    Henry Ford resists unions
  • Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields(184 clicks)
    Mostly commercial
  • Aetna History(203 clicks)
    Aetna. Inc, 1850-1998.
  • Alexander Graham Bell(130 clicks)
    Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone.
  • American Term Life Insurance History(178 clicks)
    Although a commercial site, there are good history sections.
  • B. F. Goodrich Company(157 clicks)
  • Boeing, A Short History(150 clicks)
    Beginning in 1903.
  • British-American Tobacco Document Collection(148 clicks)
    British-American Tobacco Document Collection: Documents from the Guildford Depository
  • Business History Review(151 clicks)
    The premier scholarly journal on business history in the US.
  • Campbell Soup(163 clicks)
    Founded in 1869.
  • Chevron Corporation(171 clicks)
    Includes a histiry of service stations as well as this oil company.
  • Cigna(152 clicks)
  • Degradation of Work Revisited: Workers and Technology in the American Auto Industry, 1900-2000(156 clicks)
    by Stephen Meyer
  • Enterprise & Society(165 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(155 clicks)
    A timeline with illustrations.
  • Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements(141 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(159 clicks)
    Founded by Harvey S. Firestone of Ohio.
  • For Women Who Excelled in Business(144 clicks)
  • General Mills(163 clicks)
    Since 1869.
  • General Motors and the Demise of StreetCars(146 clicks)
    by Cliff Slater. Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 51. No. 3 Summer 1997 (45-66). 1997 Eno Transportation Foundation. Inc., Lansdown, Virginia
  • H-Business(177 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(153 clicks)
    Brief description of why it occurred, the police state operations, and the martyrs. Chicago.
  • Haymarket Massacre archives(133 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(147 clicks)
  • IBM Archives(214 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(186 clicks)
    Electronic text of the famous book.
  • Ivory Soap Advertising Collection, 1883-1998(150 clicks)
  • J. P. Morgan(146 clicks)
    History, philosophy, and character, The J.P. Morgan legacy
  • Jack Daniels(210 clicks)
    The whiskey.
  • John D. and Standard Oil(127 clicks)
    Biography of John D. Rockefeller and his creation of Standard Oil.
  • John D. Rockefeller(135 clicks)
    Bio and snippets about his good works.
  • John D. Rockefeller: A Photographic History(163 clicks)
    From the Museum of American Financial History.
  • Johnson & Johnson(131 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:(149 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(172 clicks)
    Founded in 1872.
  • Labor-Management Conflict in American History(147 clicks)
    From Ohio State University.
  • Levi Strauss & Company(158 clicks)
  • Made in Buffalo: How to Research Local Companies(156 clicks)
    A guide to researching defunct companies in Buffalo, NY, with descriptions of offline sources and links to online sources
  • Microsoft(138 clicks)
    How Bill Gates got fabulously rich!
  • Model T(148 clicks)
    From the Henry Ford Museum
  • Museum of American Financial History(172 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(160 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(158 clicks)
    Class notes by Professor K. Poole.
  • Reform and the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire(143 clicks)
    By Hadley Davis in the Concord Review
  • Richard W. Sears(161 clicks)
    Sears was a founder of Sears Roebuck Company.
  • Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking(165 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(162 clicks)
    Sears, Roebuck Archives
  • Texas Instruments(176 clicks)
  • The Advertising of Installment Plans(137 clicks)
    By Sharon Murphy
  • The American Advertising Museum(168 clicks)
    "The Museum and this site are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American Advertising."
  • The Clorox Company(169 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(163 clicks)
    Clever, comprehensive site on the Haymarket affair.
  • The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920(142 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(154 clicks)
    From its origins in London...
  • The Hagley Museum(161 clicks)
    Besides the DuPont Company, it specializes in business and technology history.
  • The Haymarket Affair Digital Collection(141 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(141 clicks)
    Pullman Strike of 1894.
  • The StreetCar Conspiracy(182 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(171 clicks)
    Workers, steel, Pinkerstons, Carnegie
  • Thiokol(167 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(169 clicks)
    From the Biography Channel.
  • Top 100 Advertising Campaigns(291 clicks)
    Good articles
  • Twentieth-Century Fox(150 clicks)
  • Union Pacific Railroad(161 clicks)
    History and Photos
  • Wells Fargo(180 clicks)
    "Since 1852, the Wells Fargo stagecoach has been a symbol of reliable service across the American West. "
  • Wells Fargo History(148 clicks)