in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics. 1349 words.
Fels, Joseph (16 December 1853–22 February 1914), soap manufacturer, reformer, and single-tax evangelist, was born in Halifax Court House, Virginia, the second son of Lazarus Fels, a...