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Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Larry Haeg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The two most powerful men in the nation’s dominant industry, Edward H. Harriman and James J. Hill, got into a fight in 1901 for control of the nation’s western railroads. The battle also pitted the ... More


Mr. Harriman and Mr. Schiff

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Profiles of Edward H. Harriman and Jacob H. Schiff and their world on April 3, 1901.


The End of the “Days of Small Things”

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Story of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy – initial target of both Harriman and Hill; the rise of “community of interest” interlocking ownership conversations of major railroads to eliminate wasteful ... More


Northern Insecurities

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Morgan returns from Europe to broker compromise. Vice President Roosevelt gives “big stick” speech at Minnesota State Fair and becomes President two weeks later after KcKinley is murdered in Buffalo.


“Peacemakers” Arming for Combat

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Harriman-Schiff-Stillman-Rockefeller plot to seize control of the Northern Pacific, which Hill-Morgan control and in which they would house the Burlington (which threatens Harriman’s Union Pacific ... More


Decision at Temple Emanu-El

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Schiff over-rules Harriman’s order to buy 40,000 more Northern Pacific common. Morgan from Aix approves buying 150,000 more Northern Pacific common at market open Monday, May 6. By Tuesday, May 7 the ... More


“Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Here”

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Northern Pacific common rises to $1,000 a share May 9, 1901, Hill-Morgan and Harriman-Schiff agree to $150 a share settlement price for the common to relieve the squeeze on the shorts. The market’s ... More


The Battle for the Burlington

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Morgan-Hill shift their focus to the Burlington, whose stock begins a rapid rise; Morgan announces the creation of U.S. Steel.


The Consequences of a “Hostile Act”

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Schiff confronts Hill and tells him Harriman syndicate has purchased majority control of the common and preferred shares of Northern Pacific.


The “Big Stick”

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Roosevelt profile, Morgan announces creation of Northern Securities to house controlling shares of Great Northern and Northern Pacific and prevent future Harriman raids on the Northern Pacific. ... More


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