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Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution

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In the thirty years after the Civil War, the United States blew by Great Britain to become the greatest economic power in world history. That is a well-known period in history, when titans like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J. P. Morgan walked the earth.

But as Charles R. Morris shows us, the platform for that spectacular growth spurt was built in the first half of the century. By the 1820s, America was already the world's most productive manufacturer and the most intensely commercialized society in history. The War of 1812 jump-started the great New England cotton mills, the iron centers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and the forges around the Great Lakes. In the decade after the War, the Midwest was opened by entrepreneurs. In this book, Morris paints a vivid panorama of a new nation buzzing with the work of creation. He also points out the parallels and differences in the nineteenth century American/British standoff and that between China and America today.

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown and The Tycoons comes the fascinating, panoramic story of the rise of American industry between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

About the Author

Charles R. Morris is a lawyer, former banker, and New York Times bestselling author. He has written several books, including American Catholic, The Sages, and The Tycoons. He is also a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic Monthly. David Colacci has been an actor and a director for over thirty years, performing coast-to-coast in lead roles of plays by a variety of playwrights, from Shakespeare to Sam Shepard to Steve Martin. He has worked as a narrator for over fifteen years, during which time he has read the works of such authors as Jules Verne, Henry Adams, John Irving, Michael Chabon, and John Lescroart. He has won AudioFile Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations, and been included on Best of Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal. David was a resident actor/director with the Cleveland Play House for eight years and has been artistic director of the Hope Summer Rep Theater since 1992. He currently lives in New York with his wife, narrator and actress Susan Ericksen, and his children, Mario and Elena.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452659800
Author:
Morris, Charles R.
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Author:
Colacci, David
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Series Volume:
The First American I
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in

Related Subjects

Business » History and Biographies
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown and The Tycoons comes the fascinating, panoramic story of the rise of American industry between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

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