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The history of foreign investment in the United States to 1914

Author: Mira Wilkins
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989.
Series: Harvard studies in business history, 41.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilkins, Mira.
History of foreign investment in the United States to 1914.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)646997559
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mira Wilkins
ISBN: 0674396669 9780674396661
OCLC Number: 18136084
Description: xxiii, 1055 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A developing country: 1607-1874 --
The earliest investments: 1607-1776 --
Political independence/economic dependence: 1776-1803 --
A half century of development: 1803-1853 --
The perilous decades at mid-century: 1854-1874 --
The world's greatest debtor nation: 1875-1914 --
The setting --
Railroads and land --
Precious metals and coal, iron, steel --
Other minerals: copper to oil --
Food, drink, tobacco, and grocery products --
Textiles, apparel, leather goods, and related products --
The chemical industry --
Other manufacturing --
Banking services --
Financial, commercial, and communication services --
Other services --
The reactions to foreign investment in the United States.
Series Title: Harvard studies in business history, 41.
Responsibility: Mira Wilkins.

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