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Rubber : an American industrial history

Author: Quentin R Skrabec
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The rubber industry was born in bankruptcy and built through bankruptcies. As this history details, many of the great rubber barons--Charles Goodyear, Harvey Firestone, B.F. Goodrich, F.A. Seiberling--found themselves or their companies in bankruptcy courts. Fortunately, the industry has always proven as elastic as its product"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quentin R Skrabec
ISBN: 9780786469987 0786469986 147661217X 9781476612171
OCLC Number: 863801762
Description: vii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Fall of Rubber's Rome --
2. The Road to Akron --
3. The Rubber Industry Comes to Akron --
4. The Greatest of Them All --
The New England Rubber Barons --
5. Seiberling Brings Goodyear to Town --
6.A New Baron in Town --
7. The Rubber Boom and Rubber Cartels --
8. The War and Auto Sales Change the Industry --
9. Plantation Owners --
Golden Years of the Barons --
10. Rubber Profits and the Roaring Twenties --
11. Social and Community Reforms --
12. The Taming of the Lions --
1930s --
13. The World Turned Upside Down --
14. War and Synthetic Rubber --
15. The Passing of the Old Guard --
The Postwar Rubber Industry --
16. The Four Horsemen --
17. Back to the Future.
Responsibility: Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.

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