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The American reaper : harvesting networks and technology, 1830-1910

Author: Gordon M Winder
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series: Modern economic and social history series.
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The American Reaper adopts a network approach to account for the international diffusion of harvesting technology from North America, from the invention of the reaper through to the formation of a dominant transnational corporation, International Harvester. The first study dedicated to the development and diffusion of American harvesting machine technology, this book will appeal to scholars from a diverse range of  Read more...
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Winder, Gordon M.
American reaper.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012
(DLC) 2011038422
(OCoLC)757838210
Named Person: Cyrus Hall McCormick; Cyrus Hall McCormick
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon M Winder
ISBN: 9781409424628 1409424626 1283479834 9781283479837
OCLC Number: 778448666
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 257 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. 1. Production network geographies --
pt. 2. Competition and collaboration.
Series Title: Modern economic and social history series.
Responsibility: Gordon M. Winder.

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Reinterprets the rise of giant corporations, especially International Harvester Corporation (IHC), arguing that mass production was achieved in Chicago in the 1880s, where unprecedented urban growth  Read more...

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