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The Resource Civil War barons : the tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries who forged victory and shaped a nation, Jeffry D. Wert

Civil War barons : the tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries who forged victory and shaped a nation, Jeffry D. Wert

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Civil War barons : the tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries who forged victory and shaped a nation
Title
Civil War barons
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the tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries who forged victory and shaped a nation
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Jeffry D. Wert
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eng
Summary
"Before the Civil War, America had undergone a technological revolution that made large-scale industry possible, yet, except for the expanding reach of railroads and telegraph lines, the country remained largely rural, with only pockets of small manufacturing. Then the war came and woke the sleeping giant. The Civil War created a wave of unprecedented industrial growth and development, producing a revolution in new structures, ideas, and inventions that sustained the struggle and reshaped America. Energized by the country's dormant potential and wealth of natural resources, individuals of vision, organizational talent, and capital took advantage of the opportunity war provided. Their innovations sustained Union troops, affected military strategy and tactics, and made the killing fields even deadlier. Individually, these men came to dominate industry and amass great wealth and power; collectively, they helped save the Union and refashion the economic fabric of a nation. Utilizing extensive research in manuscript collections, company records, and contemporary newspapers, historian Jeffry D. Wert casts a revealing light on the individuals most responsible for bringing the United States into the modern age"--
Summary
Presents a group portrait of the lesser-known technological revolutionaries whose contributions during the Civil War set the stage for America's future
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collective biography
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10740181
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Wert, Jeffry D
Dewey number
973.7/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Industrialists
  • Economics
  • Industrialists
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Target audience
adult
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the tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries who forged victory and shaped a nation
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Civil War barons : the tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries who forged victory and shaped a nation, Jeffry D. Wert
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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Contents
Prologue: uncertain giant -- Stirrings -- The administrators -- The visionary -- The inventors -- The improvisers -- The patriots -- The investors -- The tinkerers -- The dreamers -- The opportunists -- The builders -- Epilogue: awakened giant
Control code
on1028525720
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306825125
Lccn
2018031551
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1028525720
Label
Civil War barons : the tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries who forged victory and shaped a nation, Jeffry D. Wert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: uncertain giant -- Stirrings -- The administrators -- The visionary -- The inventors -- The improvisers -- The patriots -- The investors -- The tinkerers -- The dreamers -- The opportunists -- The builders -- Epilogue: awakened giant
Control code
on1028525720
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306825125
Lccn
2018031551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028525720

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