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Triumphant Capitalism: Henry Clay Frick and the Industrial Transformation of America

Warren, Kenneth

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ISBN 10: 0822938898 / ISBN 13: 9780822938897
Verlag: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996
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Human settlement of the Lower Mississippi River Valleyespecially in New Orleans, the regions largest metropolishas produced profound and dramatic environmental change. From prehistoric midden building to late-twentieth century industrial pollution, Transforming New Orleans vironmental changes brought about by the disruption of the natural setting.

This new text follows the trials of native and colonial settlers as they struggled to shape the environment to fit the needs of urbanization. It demonstrates how the Mississippi River, while providing great avenues for commerce, transportation, and colonization also presented the regions greatest threat to urban centers, and details how engineers set about taming the mighty river. Also featured is an analysis of the impact of modern New Orleans upon the surrounding rural parishes and tal history and urban studies, and for those readers interested in the human impact on nature.

Inhaltsangabe: This text makes a contribution to our understanding of the history of industry in America, in terms of the shaping of society, locality and region, and of the state of labour in the USA. The author provides a detailed business biography of Henry Clay Frick, one of the leading entrepreneurs in American heavy industry during the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

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Titel: Triumphant Capitalism: Henry Clay Frick and ...

Verlag: University of Pittsburgh Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

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