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Two Universities of Chicago, 1857–1892

John W. Boyer

in The University of Chicago: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.003.0002
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter describes the founding of the first University of Chicago in the 1850s and its subsequent financial and organizational woes, which led to its collapse in 1886. It then explains how a ... More


The Robber Barons (1870–90)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

Age of the robber barons and role of strong, dominant figures in the development of Wall Street, including Gould, Rockefeller, Pierpont Morgan, and Jacob Schiff. Further development of the markets, ... More


From Sensation to Secrecy: The Rockefeller Grand Jury and Its Aftermath

Gretchen Soderlund

in Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021362
eISBN:
9780226021676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226021676.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter narrates the formation and impact of John D. Rockefeller’s investigation into the White Slavery trade that operated in New York City in 1910. Rockefeller became part of the grand jury in ... More


Twenty-Five. The Potemkin Center

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

One of Schuman's original dreams for Lincoln Center was a summer festival that would take advantage of the Center's air-conditioned halls. In 1967, Schuman's Lincoln Center Festival became a reality. ... More


The Private Henry Morrison Flagler, 1830–1883

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Flagler was born into a humble Presbyterian minister's family in Central New York state and rose to become one of the world's most successful businessmen. He left home at fourteen to seek his fortune ... More


Expeditions to Nubia

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0069
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Soon after he began collecting materials for what would become Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest, James Henry Breasted contemplated on ... More


Twenty-Two. The Dream Defined

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This is the first of the Lincoln Center chapters. In this chapter, a short history of the Lincoln Square project is given along with the nature of the Center's first two presidents and the historical ... More


Twenty-Seven. The Death of the Dream

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter traces the events that led to the end of Schuman's tenure as president of Lincoln Center. His health played a part in his departure, as he suffered from a severe angina attack in the ... More


The Land of (Entrepreneurial) Opportunity

Joe Carlen

in A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

From Cornelius Vanderbilt to Henry Ford and all the way to Bill Gates, America's history since her independence is replete with astonishing entrepreneurs who changed not only U.S. society but the ... More


Modern Times, 1900–1902

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As St. Augustine entered the twentieth century, modern devices such as automobiles and telephones appeared in town. Ragtime music became a popular amusement. To promote golf, Flagler invited Harry ... More


Coming to Florida, 1883–1885

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1883 Henry Flagler and John D. Rockefeller came to St. Augustine for a visit, and Flagler's dreams of building a hotel started. Flagler and Dr. Anderson established a close friendship that would ... More


Public Spirit and Patronage: American Observatories

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the first half of the nineteenth century, American astronomical observatories were instruments for the personal exploration of the planets and the stars as well as monuments of civic development. ... More


The Cultural: The Magic, the Vision, the Power

Thomas Princen

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Thomas Princen, in this chapter, argues that extraction of fossil fuels is far more than a utilitarian pursuit that motors industry. It is a way of life that impacts culture. Throughout the chapter, ... More


An Economy of Innovative Dynamism

Arthur M. Diamond Jr.

in Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190263669
eISBN:
9780190263706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263669.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Economies have grown where innovative dynamism has flourished, especially in the United States from roughly 1830 to 1930. Innovations are not inevitable, but occur when inventors can invent and ... More


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