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The roots of American industrialization, David R. Meyer

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The roots of American industrialization
Title
The roots of American industrialization
Statement of responsibility
David R. Meyer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Roots of American Industrialization Meyer reexamines previous studies, provides new evidence, and presents a new explanation. He argues that agriculture and industry both grew and transformed, thus constituting mutually reinforcing processes. Eastern agriculture thrived from 1790 to 1860, and rising farm productivity permitted surplus labor to enter factories and provided swelling food supplies for growing rural and urban populations. Farms that were on poor soil and distant from markets declined, whereas other farms successfully adjusted production as rural and urban markets expanded and as Midwestern agricultural products flowed eastward after 1840. Rural and urban demand for manufactures in the East supported diverse industrial development and prosperous rural areas and burgeoning cities supplied increasing amounts of capital for investment. Metropolitan regional hinterlands around Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and, to a lesser extent, Baltimore experienced broadly similar transformations of agriculture and manufacturing, forming the eastern anchor of the American manufacturing belt."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Meyer, David R
Dewey number
338.0973/09/034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC105
LC item number
.M576 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Center for American Places
Series statement
Creating the North American landscape
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  • Industrialization
  • United States
Label
The roots of American industrialization, David R. Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Harrisonburg, Virginia."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-328) 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
1. The puzzle of the antebellum east -- Part 1: The early republic, 1790-1820 -- 2. Prosperous farmers energize the economy -- 3. Bursting through the bounds of local markets -- 4. The foundation of the eastern textile cores -- Part 2: The late antebellum, 1820-1860 -- 5. Tightening ties that bound the east -- 6. Agriculture augments regional industrial systems -- 7. Metropolises lead the regional industrial expansion -- 8. Building competitive national market industries -- 9. The east anchors the manufacturing belt
Control code
49610933
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 333 pages
Isbn
9780801871412
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002005436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The roots of American industrialization, David R. Meyer
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Harrisonburg, Virginia."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-328) 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
1. The puzzle of the antebellum east -- Part 1: The early republic, 1790-1820 -- 2. Prosperous farmers energize the economy -- 3. Bursting through the bounds of local markets -- 4. The foundation of the eastern textile cores -- Part 2: The late antebellum, 1820-1860 -- 5. Tightening ties that bound the east -- 6. Agriculture augments regional industrial systems -- 7. Metropolises lead the regional industrial expansion -- 8. Building competitive national market industries -- 9. The east anchors the manufacturing belt
Control code
49610933
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 333 pages
Isbn
9780801871412
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002005436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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