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Endless novelty : specialty production and American industrialization, 1865-1925

Author: Philip Scranton
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2000, ©1997.
Series: Princeton paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Flexibility, specialization, and niche marketing are buzzwords in the business literature these days, yet few realize that it was these elements that helped the United States first emerge as a global manufacturing leader between the Civil War and World War I. The huge mass production-based businesses -- steel, oil, and autos -- have long been given sole credit for this emergence. In Endless Novelty, Philip Scranton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Scranton
ISBN: 0691070180 9780691070186
OCLC Number: 48861570
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1998
Description: xiv, 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Early years : Specialty manufacturing to 1876 ; Institutions and the conext for specialty production --
Centennial to Columbian: specialty producers, 1876-1893 : The 1876 exposition and Philadelphia manufacturing ; Providence and New York: jewelry, silverware, and printing ; Midwestern specialists: Cincinnati Tools and Grand Rapids furniture --
Depression and advance, 1893-1912 : Chicago and Grand Rapids: Palace cars and furniture ; Fashioning the machine tool hub: Cincinnati ; Back East: The Electrical equipment industry ; The perils of Providence: jewelry's erratic course ; Workshop of the world: Philadelphia --
Diverging pathways, 1913-1925 : War, depression, and specialty production into the 1920s ; Looking ahead.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks
Responsibility: Philip Scranton.

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