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The Age of the Trusts (1880–1910)

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:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The development of trusts and the popularity of trusts as investments. Introduction of the Sherman Act, the consolidation of industry, merger creating U.S. Steel, Andrew Carnegie & Morgan, Panic of ... More


A Relish for the Non-Normal

Krister Dylan Knapp

in William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631240
eISBN:
9781469631264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter one maintains James's interest in Spiritualism emerged during late 1840s and early 1850s in his boyhood in New York City and London, and shows how it likely derived from his father's and ... More


William Leggett and the Melodrama of the Market

Jeffrey Sklansky

in Sovereign of the Market: The Money Question in Early America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480336
eISBN:
9780226480473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480473.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines the work of the New York City newspaper editor William Leggett, the intellectual leader of the local workingmen’s movement and foremost critic of the financial system during the ... More


Living History: American History and World War II

Naomi Graber

in Kurt Weill's America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190906580
eISBN:
9780190906610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906580.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The national conversation about immigration shifted as the Great Depression gave way to World War II. This is apparent in two works that concern the “origin story” of America: the musical ... More


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