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Author Morris, Charles R.

Title The dawn of innovation: the first American industrial revolution [Hoopla electronic resource] / Charles R. Morris.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by David Colacci.
Summary In the thirty years after the Civil War, the United States blew by Great Britain to become the greatest economic power in world history. That is a well-known period in history, when titans like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J. P. Morgan walked the earth. But as Charles R. Morris shows us, the platform for that spectacular growth spurt was built in the first half of the century. By the 1820s, America was already the world's most productive manufacturer and the most intensely commercialized society in history. The War of 1812 jump-started the great New England cotton mills, the iron centers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and the forges around the Great Lakes. In the decade after the War, the Midwest was opened by entrepreneurs. In this book, Morris paints a vivid panorama of a new nation buzzing with the work of creation. He also points out the parallels and differences in the nineteenth century American/British standoff and that between China and America today.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Business. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Colacci, David. Narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781452629803 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1452629803 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11413578
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