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The course of industrial decline : the Boott Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, 1835-1955

Author: Laurence F Gross
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology, new ser., no. 15.
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Studies of American industry frequently cite Lowell, Massachusetts, as an early model for business practices. Scholars have sought to explain the city's rise to prominence, the impact of its textile mills on workers and on commerce, and its part in regional development and American prosperity. In The Course of Industrial Decline, historian Laurence Gross looks beyond these issues. Focusing on Lowell's Boott Cotton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gross, Laurence F.
Course of industrial decline.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)654501519
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence F Gross
ISBN: 0801844533 9780801844539
OCLC Number: 26261509
Description: xvii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Lowell through the Civil War. 1. Lowell to 1850. 2. A Loss of Lustre, 1850-1870 --
pt. 2. Expansion and Failure, 1871-1904. 3. Organization and Equipment. 4. The Interaction of People and Machines. 5. Labor and Management --
pt. 3. Reorganization and Success, 1905-1930. 6. Direction of the New Boott Mills. 7. Technology and Labor. 8. Participants and Prospects --
pt. 4. Depression, Continuity, and Change, 1931-1946. 9. Factors Affecting Survival. 10. Operation in the Depression and Wartime --
pt. 5. The Boott Mill Expires, 1947-1955. 11. Manufacturing Winds Down. 12. Two Points of View.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology, new ser., no. 15.
Responsibility: Laurence F. Gross.
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