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Benjamin Franklin and America's Technology Deficit

Doron S. Ben-Atar

in Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100068
eISBN:
9780300127218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100068.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the role of Benjamin Franklin in discouraging European manufacturers from immigrating to America. It reveals that in 1784, shortly after concluding the peace treaty with ... More


The Path to Crystal Palace

Doron S. Ben-Atar

in Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100068
eISBN:
9780300127218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100068.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the technological advancement in the United States during the period from the American Revolution to the Crystal Palace exhibition of 1851, a period during which US technology ... More


Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power

Doron S. Ben-Atar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100068
eISBN:
9780300127218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100068.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book focuses on intellectual piracy and presents an interpretive study of the American appropriation of forbidden European know-how from the perspective of a diplomatic historian of the early ... More


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