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Implanting industrial cultures

Sean F. Johnston

in The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Wartime experiences seeded the new nuclear specialists, and these environments gestated their post-war opportunities. The laboratories and production sites merged industrial and scientific cultures. ... More


Stealing in the Dark the Improvements of Others

Catherine L. Fisk

in Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833025
eISBN:
9781469605333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899069_fisk.6
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with an explanation of the nature and reasons for the early American legal commitment to mobility of labor and to the courts' refusal to regard workplace knowledge, whether ... More


‘Like children in a toy factory’

Sean F. Johnston

in The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

During the war, theoretical ideas had been translated with dizzying rapidity into immense industrial enterprises. The concentration of wartime experience at a handful of centres was crucial in ... More


Lincoln and His Admirals

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1952, T. Harry Williams published a book that has since become a classic in Civil War military history, and which remains in print to this day. It is titled Lincoln and His Generals, and in it ... More


Two Agencies: Batten Barton Durstine & Osborn, Crafters of the Corporate Image, and Benton & Bowles, Radio Renegades

Cynthia B. Meyers

in A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823253708
eISBN:
9780823268931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253708.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter focuses on two important advertising agencies—Batten Barton Durstine & Osborn (BBDO) and Benton & Bowles (B&B). BBDO approached radio as an ideal medium for building a corporate image, ... More


Raskob Makes a Rich Life in Wilmington

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Raskob's life as a member a new cohort of professional men and women who began applying their professional skills to the social realm. John made himself a central player in the ... More


The General Motors Deal

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the deal worked out by John Raskob to purchase General Motors in 1918. Raskob set up a new holding company, eventually called the Du Pont American Industries, to buy over $25 ... More


I Don’t Care

Andrew L. Erdman

in Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the making of the spin-off production, The Sambo Girl—which centers on Eva Tanguay's song, “Sambo.” Chief among the Broadway officers backing the project was George W. Lederer, ... More


Technical Fixes, Technological Solutions

Robert Pool

in Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195107722
eISBN:
9780197561027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195107722.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The past couple of decades have been a confusing, frustrating period for engineers. With their creations making the world an ever richer, healthier, more comfortable place, it should have been a ... More


Beyond the Placeless Foodscape: Place, Power, and Provenance

Kevin Morgan, Terry Marsden, and Jonathan Murdoch

in Worlds of Food: Place, Power, and Provenance in the Food Chain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199271580
eISBN:
9780191917721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199271580.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

The foregoing chapters bring us to the point where we can directly address the three themes that constitute the subtitle of the book—namely place, power, and provenance. Reflecting the binary ... More


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