The Nineteenth Century
By (author) Walter Licht
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Industrializing America by Walter Licht
Book DescriptionPrevious books on the industrialization of America have focused either on the industrial revolution in the first half of the nineteenth century or on the rise of big industry in the second. In this groundbreaking study Licht provides a new perspective by focusing on industrialization first as a product and then as an agent of change. As population expansion and greater market activity fueled manufacture, he explains, industrialization led to greater social and economic developments as well as crises that required a more administered political economic order.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801850141
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Walter Licht
Walter Licht is professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Working for the Railroad: The Organization of Work in the Nineteenth Century, Work Sights: Industrial Philadelphia, 1890-1950, and Getting Work: Philadelphia, 1840-1950. The American Moment.Stanley I. Kutler, Series Editor.
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