Urban Capitalists: Entrepreneurs and City Growth in Pennsylvania's Lackawanna and Lehigh Regions, 1800-1920 / Edition 2

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Burton W. Folsom, Jr. provides analysis of the role of entrepreneurs in the urban development of Pennsylvania's Lackawanna and Lehigh regions from 1800 to 1920.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940866942
  • Publisher: University of Scranton Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Series: Studies in Industry and Society
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 The First Towns in Northeast Pennsylvania, 1800-1850 13
2 From Nails to Rails: The Scrantons' Improbable Experiment Creates a City 29
3 The Making of a Regional Capital: Scranton, 1850-1880 45
4 The Captains of Industry: Scranton, 1880 59
5 The Two Different Worlds of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre: A Look at Economic Leaders in Relatively Open and Closed Systems 79
6 The Rise of an Urban Network in the Lackawanna Valley 99
7 Like Fathers, Unlike Sons: The Fragmentation of Scranton's Early Economic Leadership, 1880-1920 113
8 Bold Guys Finish First: Ethnic Groups, Entrepreneurs, and Cities in the Lehigh Valley, 1800-1920 133
Conclusion 169
Notes 177
Bibliographic Essay 211
Index 215
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