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Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Naomi R Lamoreaux and Kenneth L Sokoloff (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Although technological change is vital for economic growth, the interaction of finance and technological innovation is rarely studied. This book examines the ways in which innovation is funded in the ... More


Financing Invention during the Second Industrial Revolution: Cleveland, Ohio, 1870–1920

Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Margaret Levenstein, and Kenneth L. Sokoloff

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores financing invention during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, or what is otherwise known as the Second Industrial Revolution. This is seen as a time when a ... More


Why Did the Chinese Economy Lag Behind?

David Faure

in China and Capitalism: A History of Business Enterprise in Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097834
eISBN:
9789882206694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097834.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses why the Chinese economy lagged behind in the nineteenth century. One of the major reasons was China's difficulty in acquiring steam technology due to its state of traditional ... More


Mackerel Snappers in the US Industrial Era

Jack Lee Downey

in The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the rise of Lacouturisme in the United States during the industrial era. It explains how Onésime Lacouture's ascetic, mystical antimodernism found a receptive audience among ... More


Buffalo at the Crossroads: The Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Peter H. Christensen (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749766
eISBN:
9781501749797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749766.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a diverse set of twelve cutting-edge chapters that highlight the outsized importance of Buffalo, New York, within the story of American urbanism. The chapters consider the history of ... More


Anticipating Images: Buffalo Industry under Construction, 1906–1943

Claire Zimmerman

in Buffalo at the Crossroads: The Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749766
eISBN:
9781501749797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749766.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a newspaper ad placed at the beginning of the previous century that depicted the newly constructed George N. Pierce manufacturing plant at Buffalo. It describes the plant as ... More


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