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The birth of big business in the United States, 1860-1914 : commercial, extractive, and industrial enterprise

Author: David O Whitten; Bessie E Whitten
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The economic and cultural roots of American business can be traced directly to developments in the era between the Civil War and World War I. This book illuminates the conditions that changed the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David O Whitten; Bessie E Whitten
ISBN: 031332395X 9780313323959
OCLC Number: 60839351
Notes: "First published in 2006"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 204 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
American business in the Civil War --
Giant business in communications and transportation --
The commercial response to a mass market --
The United Fruit Company --
The Singer Sewing Machine Company --
Giant farms --
The American Sugar Refining Company --
The American Tobacco Company --
The forest products industry --
Mining --
Standard Oil Corporation --
United States Steel Corporation --
The meat packers.
Responsibility: David O. Whitten and Bessie E. Whitten.
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