The vital few; American economic progress and its protagonists, by Jonathan Hughes.


Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1966 [c1965] .

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Subjects Economic history.
United States -- Biography.
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States.
Description vi, 504 p. 22 cm.
Notes "Bibliographical notes": p. [467]-477.
Contents Introduction: Men, events and economic change -- 1. The search for a haven: idealism and economic development: William Penn and the holy experiment -- Brigham Young and the Great Basin kingdom -- 2. The inventors: Eli Whitney and American technology -- The wizard of Menlo Park -- 3. Creative destruction -the innovators: Carnegie and the American steel industry -- Henry Ford and the automobile age -- 4. The arts of finance and changing industrial structure -the organizers: E.H. Harriman, the financier and the railroads -- J. Pierpoint Morgan, the investment banker as statesman -- 5. The American legacy and its future.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm00711580
(OCoLC)711580
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