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The American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry: War and Politics, 1910-1930

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Prior to 1914, Germany dominated the worldwide production of synthetic organic dyes and pharmaceuticals like aspirin. When World War I disrupted the supply of German chemicals to the United States, American entrepreneurs responded to the shortages and high prices by trying to manufacture chemicals domestically. Learning the complex science and industry, however, posed a serious challenge. This book explains how the United States built a synthetic organic chemicals industry in World War I and the 1920s. Kathryn Steen argues that Americans' intense anti-German sentiment in World War I helped to forge a concentrated effort among firms, the federal government, and universities to make the United States independent of "foreign chemicals."

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Kathryn Steen is associate professor of history at Drexel University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469612904
Author:
Steen, Kathryn
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Corporate History
Subject:
American chemical industry
Subject:
World War I and American chemical industry
Subject:
competitive synthetic organic chemical industry
Subject:
US politics and industry 1910-1930
Subject:
World War I technical industry in US
Subject:
anti-German sentiment and US chemical industry /
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 drawings, 10 halftones, 20 tables
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Business » General
Business » History and Biographies
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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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