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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. Morgan and Mr. Hill

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/9780816683642.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Scene setters for April 3, 1901: New York Stock Exchange, profiles of J.P. Morgan and James J. Hill on the day Morgan departs for Europe.


“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


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 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


“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


A Thunderbolt Out of the Blue

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/9780816683642.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

U.S. sues to break up Northern Securities as violation of Sherman Act prohibiting restraint of trade. U.S. Circuit Court rules uaninmously against Northern Securities. Hill-Morgan appeal to U.S. ... 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.


Epilogue: The Last Corner

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/9780816683642.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Seven decades of stifling government railroad regulation and government subsidization of commercial aviation, trucking, and inland water transport. 1970 Supreme Court rules unanimously to allow Great ... 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.


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