In this clip, Benjamin explains how the needs of 19th-century transcontinental train systems influenced the structures of modern American businesses:
Author, The Land of Enterprise: A Business History of the United States
Benjamin Waterhouse is a historian of American politics, business, and capitalism. Waterhouse graduated from Princeton University and received his PhD in history from Harvard University. He is currently an associate professor and Grauer Scholar at the University of North Carolina. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and their two children. He is the author of Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA.
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