The railroads, the Nation's first big business; sources and readings. Compiled and edited by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.


New York, Harcourt, Brace and World [1965] .

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Subjects Chemins de fer -- EĢtats-Unis -- Histoire.
Railroads -- United States -- History.
Railroads.
United States.
Series Forces in American economic growth series.
Description ix, 213 pages map 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1965]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 213. Bibliographical footnotes).
Contents pt. 1. The railroads as promoters of economic change: Introduction ; Their impact on agriculture and commerce ; Their change on industry: The change in iron manufacture. The growth of the iron trade ; Their impact on the economy -- part 2. The beginnings of modern corporate finance: Introduction ; Financing construction ; The institutionalizing of the nation's investment market on Wall Street in the 1850s: The new Wall Street market. The strory from J.F.D. Lanier ; The financier as speculator and exploiter ; The financier as railroad reorganizer and system-builder -- part 3. The first modern corporate management: Introduction ; Creating an early management structure ; Developing modern cost accounting ; Administering a great railroad system -- part 4. The beginnings of modern labor relations: Introduction ; The brotherhoods ; Collective bargaining ; Industrial unionism and the role of government : the Chicago Strike of 1894 -- part 5. New ways of competition: Introduction ; Competition and competitive rate-making ; Federation ; Combination and consolidation -- part 6. The beginnings of modern governmental regulation of business: Introduction ; The farmers demand regulation ; The merchants demand regulation ; The Interstate Commerce Commission and the problems of regulation -- Conclusion.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)222759
(OCoLC)ocm00222759
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Chandler, Alfred D. 1918-2007,
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