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Abram Harris, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — United States History.

(b. 17 January 1899; d. 6 November 1963),

political economist, economic historian and theorist, and social critic. Abram Lincoln Harris Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia; his...

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E.H. Harriman

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Economic History.

(1848–1909), railroad financier.

Born in Hempstead, New York, Edward Henry Harriman began his business career as a Wall Street stockbroker, but soon became a railroad financier by...

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Entrepreneurship

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History — United States History.

The entrepreneur is a leading character in many accounts of economic growth. He appears in business biographies as a charismatic founder of a company; in industry studies as a prominent ...

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Fashion Industry

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Economic History.

Fashion has been a phenomenon of collective behavior since the fourteenth century. Yet as an industry in the United States, it did not exist until the beginning of the nineteenth ...

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Food and Agriculture in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Gabriella M. Petrick.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; US Cultural History; Environmental History; Economic History. 402 words.

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Fur Trades

Carolyn Podruchny and Stacy Nation-Knapper.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early 19th Century US History; Economic History; Native American History. 14965 words.

From the 15th century to the present, the trade in animal fur has been an economic venture with far-reaching consequences for both North Americans and Europeans (in which North Americans of...

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Industrialization and Urbanization in the United States, 1880–1929

Jonathan Rees.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Economic History; Urban History. 6722 words.

Between 1880 and 1929, industrialization and urbanization expanded in the United States faster than ever before. Industrialization, meaning manufacturing in factory settings using machines...

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James Buchanan Duke

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Economic History.

(1856–1925), manufacturer of tobacco products, philanthropist.

James “Buck” Duke, the son of Washington Duke and Artelia Roney Duke, was born on the family's farm in Orange County,...

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The New Deal

Wendy L. Wall.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Economic History; US Cultural History; Urban History; Labour History. 15478 words.

The New Deal generally refers to a set of domestic policies implemented by the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in response to the crisis of the Great Depression. Propelled by...

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North America’s Commerce in a Revolutionary Era

Cathy Matson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

Article. Subjects: Economic History; Early 19th Century US History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 360 words.

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