West Virginia and the Captains of Industry

West Virginia and the Captains of Industry


  • Release: 2003
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: IND:30000088065382
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The first period of the twentieth century - that stretch of years beginning in the 1870s and ending with the United States' entry into World War I - is known as the Gilded Age. This was the era of the "Robber Barons" and the origin of modern America. These were the years in which developments in coal, steam, oil, and gas forged our national infrastructure. West Virginia and the Captains of Industry show how the excesses of the Gilded Age and the latitude our government accorded industrialists of the time created an impact on the fragile economy of our new state that accounts for much of the political and economic landscape of modern West Virginia. Gracefully written and thoroughly researched, West Virginia and the Captains of Industry has become a classic work of West Virginia history since its first publication by the West Virginia University Press in 1975. Anyone interested in the history of our state must read this revised edition; then again, so must anyone interested in the future of West Virginia.

Captains of Industry

Captains of Industry


  • Release: 1966
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  • File: PDF, 153 page
  • ISBN: UVA:X001912176
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Included: Cornelius Vanderbilt, Cyrus McCormick, James Hill, John D. Rockefeller, John Pierpont Morgan. Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford.

Captain of Industry

Captain of Industry


  • Release: 2016-06-01
  • Publisher: Bella Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781594937620
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The world is at Jennifer Lamont’s feet—right where she wants it. She has made breaking hearts a blood sport, and the cool, calculated use of other people’s backs has led to the stardom she has craved from the first time she heard applause. Lust or fear is all she has ever believed she could see in the eyes of others. Suzanne Mason has built the enviable life she was always told smart geeks could never have. Fortune, fame and the beautiful girls usually reserved for captains of football teams are all hers. She has everything she ever wanted, except the one woman who is no one’s trophy. Expert combatants in the games of life know there can only be one winner. Regardless of the scorching attraction between them, the game of love is no different, is it?

The Industrial System and the Captains of Industry

The Industrial System and the Captains of Industry


  • Release: 2003-11-01
  • Publisher: Sequoyah Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 36 page
  • ISBN: 1591070309
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Thorstein Veblen was by universal agreement America?s most brilliant economist as well as the most merciless critic of America?s economic and social institutions.In The Industrial System and The Captains of Industry (1919), Veblen disposes of more spurious myths and superstitions of the past for economic and sociological wisdom in our academies, the press, and other channels of public instruction.

The Age of Big Business

The Age of Big Business


  • Release: 2005-04-01
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 212 page
  • ISBN: 9781596050679
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Writing in the early part of the 20th century, author Burton Hendrick noted that his father and grandfather probably wouldn't understand his business vocabulary. The terms "trust," "subsidiaries," and "syndicates" simply meant nothing to earlier generations. But they are important to the remarkable development of the post-Civil War American economy and industry, the topic of The Age of Big Business. As Hendrick noted, "The industrial story of the United States in the last fifty years is the story of the most amazing economic transformation that the world has ever known." To understand this period, Hendricks looks at the lives of the captains of industry, but most closely at the career of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who Hendricks believes best personifies this period. Hendricks also discusses the steel industry, the spread of the telephone, public utilities, agricultural machinery, and the democratization of the automobile. BURTON JESSE HENDRICK (1870-1949) was a respected American author and historian. He won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for biography for Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, and The Victory at Sea, which he co-wrote with Admiral William S. Sims, and won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1921. The Training of an American earned him a third Pulitzer in 1929. Hendrick also wrote Bulwark of the Republic, Statesmen of the Lost Cause, and Lincoln's War Cabinet.