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1866 - Druggists Cornelius, Joseph Hoagland (brothers), Thomas Biddle (Fort Wayne, IN) developed powder that revolutionized baking (substitute for yeast); Indiana known as "Baking Powder Capital of the World".

1874 - Fall River, MA named 'The Spindle City of America' (manufactured more than 1/30th of entire cotton crop of country).

1893-1909 - San Francisco slot machine capital of world; machines in billiard halls, saloons, other raucous enterprises, upstanding businesses.

1900 - Brockton, MA became known as "Shoe City"; 91 shoe factories at  turn of century; Civil War (Union soldiers needed boots), advances in technology, ingenuity combined to make area world’s leading footwear manufacturing center; shoe was king; 1919 - 39 shoe manufacturers, some 13,000 employees; 1964 - only 10 Brockton shoe factories, employed 2,000 workers.

1930s-1970s - San Diego had world's largest tuna fleet; home to Van Camp Seafood Company, Starkist Foods, Westgate California, Bumble Bee Seafood, Pan Pacific, smaller local tuna processors; tuna industry generated $30 million per year, just behind Navy, aircraft industry as revenue generator for San Diego economy; 1970s - cost of business rose; 1980s - strident dolphin-safe regulations dealt fatal blow to local tuna industry.

1945 - Nashville had no Music Row, no recording companies, no record deals; 1955 - Harold and Owen Bradley (former music director at WSM Radio in Nashville, former assistant producer and songwriter at Decca Records) bought house on 16th Avenue South in Nashville; added film, recording studio in army Quonset hut behind it for $7,500, called The Quonset Hut; first recording studio on Music Row; launched Music Row as entertainment business hub, Nashville as  capitol of country music; 1957 - RCA Victor opened studio; 1962 - Quonset Hut acquired by Columbia Records.

December 19, 1984 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang sign an agreement committing Britain to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 in return for terms guaranteeing a 50-year extension of its capitalist system (leased by China to Great Britain in 1898 for 99 years).

July 1, 1997 - Hong Kong was peaceably handed over to China in a ceremony attended by numerous international dignitaries, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; chief executive of the new Hong Kong government, Tung Chee Hwa, did enact a policy based upon the concept of one country, two systems, thus preserving Hong Kong's role as a principal capitalist center in Asia.

(Alabama), Wayne Flynt (1987). Mine, Mill & Microchip: A Chronicle of Alabama Enterprise. (Northridge, CA: Windsor Publications, 376 p.). Industries--Alabama--History; Manufacturing industries--Alabama--History; Industrial policy--Alabama--History.

(Alabama - Birmingham), W. David Lewis (1994). Sloss Furnaces and the Rise of the Birmingham District: An Industrial Epic. (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 645 p.). Sloss Furnace Company--History; Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark--History; Iron industry and trade--Alabama--Birmingham--History; Iron foundries--Alabama--Birmingham--History; Iron founding--Alabama--Birmingham--History; Iron--Metallurgy; Industries--Alabama--Birmingham--History; Birmingham (Ala.)--Economic conditions; Birmingham (Ala.)--Social conditions. 

(Alabama - Birmingham), James R. Bennett, Karen R. Utz (2010). Iron and Steel: A Driving Guide to the Birmingham Area Industrial Heritage. (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 144 p.). Former Alabama Secretary of State; Curator at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Iron-works --Alabama --Birmingham Region --Guidebooks; Coke-ovens --Alabama --Birmingham Region --Guidebooks; Blast furnaces --Alabama --Birmingham Region --Guidebooks; Parks --Alabama --Birmingham Region --Guidebooks; Historic sites --Alabama --Birmingham Region --Guidebooks; Industries --Alabama --Birmingham Region --History; Industrial archaeology --Alabama --Birmingham Region; Birmingham Region (Ala.) --Guidebooks; Birmingham Region (Ala.) --History, Local. Historic iron-production sites: people, events that shaped Birmingham into one of America’s leading steel centers.

(Alaska - Ketchikan), Patricia Roppel (1999). "Where Can I Buy One of These?": A History of Ketchikan, Alaska’s Business Community. (Wrangell, AK: Farwest Research, 60 p.). Business enterprises --Alaska --Ketchikan --History; Industries --Alaska --Ketchikan --History; Ketchikan (Alaska) --Commerce --History; Ketchikan (Alaska) --Economic conditions.

(Alaska - Southeast), David F. Arnold (2008). The Fishermen's Frontier: People and Salmon in Southeast Alaska. (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 267 p.). Professor of History ( Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA). Pacific salmon fisheries --Alaska, Southeast --History; Fishery management --Alaska, Southeast --History; Tlingit Indians --Fishing --Alaska, Southeast --History; Haida Indians --Fishing --Alaska, Southeast --History; Traditional ecological knowledge --Alaska, Southeast --History. Economic, social, cultural, political context in which salmon have been harvested in southeast Alaska over past 250 years; ways in which Native and Euro-American fishermen, local fishing communities, industrialists, resource managers have imagined, shaped, exploited, managed salmon fishery and its resources, arranged it to conform to understandable patterns of social organization, endowed it with cultural meaning; transformation of salmon fishery in southeastern Alaska from aboriginal resource to industrial commodity: 1) tribal peoples managed fisheries with strict notion of property rights; 2) Euro-Americans established "common-property" fishery when they arrived in late 19th century; 3) federal conservation officials tried "improving" upon nature, promoted economic efficiency in 20th century - uncritically embraced scientific planning, disregarded local knowledge, degraded salmon habitat, encouraged backlash from small-boat fishermen.

(Appalachia), Wilma A. Dunaway (1996). The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia, 1700-1860. (Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press, 448 p.). Associate Professor of Sociology (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). Capitalism --Appalachian Region --History; Capitalism --Southern States --History; Appalachian Region --Economic conditions; Southern States --Economic conditions.Appalachia. Appalachia

(Argentina), Fernando Rocchi (2005). Chimneys in the Desert: Industrialization in Argentina During the Export Boom Years, 1870-1930. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 394 p.). Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History (University of Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina). Industrialization--Argentina. Economic history of Argentina before 1930 Depression.    

Argentina - Tucumán), (Sugar), Patricia Juarez-Dappe (2010). When Sugar Ruled: Economy and Society in Northwestern Argentina, Tucumán, 1876-1916. (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 233 p.). Associate Professor of Latin American History (California State University, Northridge). Sugar trade -- Argentina -- Tucumán -- History -- 19th century; Sugar trade -- Argentina -- Tucumán -- History -- 20th century; Tucumán (Argentina) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century; Tucumán (Argentina) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century; Tucumán (Argentina) -- Social conditions; Tucumán (Argentina) -- Politics and government; Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1860-1910; Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1910-1943. 1876-1916 - period of most dramatic sugar expansion in Tucumán province of Argentina (export economy dominated by coffee and sugar); catered exclusively to needs of expanding domestic market, financed mostly by domestic capital; expansion of sugar production did not produce massive land dispossession (sugar mills relied on outside growers for supply of large share of sugarcane); arrival of thousands of workers from neighboring provinces transformed rural society profoundly; revenues from sugar enabled provincial government to participate in modernizing movement sweeping turn-of-the-century Argentina (helped drive Argentina's modernization, centralization of federal Argentine state); unique features that characterized sugar production in Tucumán, changes experienced by province’s economy, society.

(Australia), Jim Bain (2007). A Financial Tale of Two Cities: Sydney and Melbourne's Remarkable Contest for Commercial Supremacy. (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 301 p.). Australia--history--commerce; Sydney (AU) --history; Melbourne (AU)--history. Intense commercial rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne over about 150 years; Melbourne retained supremacy through greater part of 20th century; 1970s - dynamic environment in Sydney challenged Melbourne's financial dominance; 1990s - Sydney became Australia's largest financial centre.

(Belgium - Bruges), James M. Murray (2005). Bruges, Cradle of Capitalism, 1280-1390. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 409 p.). Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati. Bruges (Belgium)--Commerce--History; Bruges (Belgium)--Economic conditions; Bruges (Belgium)--Politics and government. Early model of great capitalist city.  

(Bermuda), Michael Jarvis (2010). In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783. (Chapel Hill, NC, Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by University of North Carolina Press, 684 p.). Associate Professor of History (University of Rochester).Sailors --Bermuda Islands --History --18th century; Slaves --Bermuda Islands --History --18th century; Seafaring life --Bermuda Islands --History --18th century; Shipping --Bermuda Islands --History --18th century; Bermuda Islands --History, Naval --18th century; Bermuda Islands --Social conditions --18th century; Bermuda Islands --Commerce --History --18th century; Bermuda Islands --Economic conditions --18th century; United States --History --Revolution, 1775-1783 --Influence; United States --History --Revolution, 1775-1783 --Economic aspects --Bermuda Islands. How intensive maritime community capitalized on its position "in the eye of all trade" spanning Great Britain's North American and Caribbean colonies; how humble sailors, seafaring slaves operating small family-owned vessels were significant, underappreciated agents of Atlantic integration; American Revolution shattered interregional links; creation of United States ended Bermuda's economic independence, doomed island's maritime economy.

(Bolivia - La Paz), Hans C. Buechler and Judith-Maria Buechler (1992). Manufacturing Against the Odds: Small-Scale Producers in an Andean City. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 311 p.). Manufacturing industries--Bolivia--La Paz; Small business--Bolivia--La Paz.

(Brazil - Sao Paulo), Anne G. Hanley (2005). Native Capital: Financial Institutions and Economic Development in São Paulo, Brazil, 1850-1920. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 286 p.). Assistant Professor of History (Northern Illinois University). Capital market--Brazil--São Paulo--History; Financial institutions--Brazil--São Paulo--History. Strong relationship between financial institutions, São Paulo's economic modernization at turn of century.  

(British Columbia - Alberta), Henry C. Klassen (1999). A Business History of Alberta. (Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press, 362 p.). Professor Emeritus in the History Department (University of Calgary). Alberta--Commerce--History.

--- (2002). Eye on the Future: Business People in Calgary and the Bow Valley, 1870-1900. (Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press, 458 p.). Professor Emeritus in the History Department (University of Calgary). Business enterprises--Alberta--Calgary--History--19th century; Business enterprises--Alberta--Bow River Region--History--19th century; Businesspeople--Alberta--Calgary--Biography; Businesspeople--Alberta--Bow River Region--Biography; Entreprises--Alberta--Calgary--Histoire--19e siècle; Entreprises--Alberta--Bow, Région de la--Histoire--19e siècle; Gens d'affaires--Alberta--Calgary--Biographies; Gens d'affaires--Alberta--Bow, Région de la--Biographies; Alberta--Economic conditions--To 1905; Alberta--Conditions économiques--Jusqu'à 1905.

(California), Kevin Starr (2009). Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950–1963. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 576 p.). University Professor and Professor of History (University of Southern California), and State Librarian of California Emeritus. California --History --1950-; California --Social conditions --20th century; California --Economic conditions --20th century. Crucial postwar period when California first burst into prominence; dominant economic, social, cultural forces in California in these years; overnight creation of postwar California suburb, rise of Los Angeles as Super City, reluctant emergence of San Diego as one of largest cities in nation, decline of political centrism, Silent Generation, emergent Boomer youth cult, Beats and Hollywood "Rat Pack," pervasive influence of Zen Buddhism, other Asian traditions in art and design, rise of University of California, emergence of California itself as utopia of higher education, cooling of West Coast jazz, freeway and water projects of heroic magnitude, outdoor life, beginnings of environmental movement; how California became most populous state in Union, evolved into mega-state en route to becoming global commonwealth.

(California - Downey), Gerald A. Blackburn and the Aerospace Legacy Foundation (2009). Downey's Aerospace History: 1947-1999. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 128 p.). Former Engineer and Project Manager with North American Aviation and the Boeing Company. Aerospace industry--history; Downey, CA--history. EMSCO Aircraft (Los Angeles industrialist, E. M. Smith), first of what became memorable list of pioneers in aviation and space; from North American Aviation’s tenancy in 1947 to site closure in 1999 when engineers and scientists designed, developed aerospace technology that took man to moon, established permanent presence in space.

(California - Monterey), Connie Y. Chiang; foreword by William Cronon (2008). Shaping the Shoreline: Fisheries and Tourism on the Monterey Coast. (Seattle, WA, University of Washington Press, 282 p.). Assistant Professor of History and Environmental Studies (Bowdoin College).Fisheries --California --Monterey Peninsula --History; Tourism --California --Monterey Peninsula --History; Monterey Peninsula (Calif.) --History. Monterey's development from seaside resort to working-class fishing town to tourist attraction; ways in which Monterey has formed, been formed by, tension between labor and leisure; stage for great shift in junction of industry and tourism, from literal Cannery Row to iconic hub; reciprocal relationship between social, environmental change.

(California - Pasadena), Patrick Conyers, Cedar Phillips, and the Pasadena Museum of History (2007). Pasadena: A Business History. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 127 p.). Director of Development (Pasadena Museum of History); Curator of Pasadena Museum of History exhibition, Prosperous Pasadena: Business in the Crown City and Beyond. Pasadena (Calif.)--Economic conditions--Pictorial works; Pasadena (Calif.)--Commerce--History--Pictorial works. Early agricultural days - brandy distillery, citrus and olive groves; 20th century - thriving resort and health town; extensive range of establishments; business legacy still thrives on generations-old family businesses, corporate headquarters and regional franchises.

(California - Sacramento), Steven M. Avella (2008). The Good Life: Sacramento's Consumer Culture. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 159 p.). History Professor, Past History Department Chair (Marquette University). City and town life --California --Sacramento --Popular culture; Consumption (Economics) --History; Shopping --California --Sacramento --History; Grocery shopping --California --Sacramento; Consumers’ preferences --California --Sacramento --History; Housing --California --Sacramento --History; Restaurants --California --Sacramento --History; Shopping malls --California --Sacramento --History; Sacramento (Calif.) --History; Sacramento (Calif.) --Social life and customs. City's past from perspective of ordinary citizens from gold rush to dot-com bubble, beyond; changing times, changing styles, changing fortunes, their effects on  lives of people of Sacramento.

(California - San Diego), Thomas J. Cesarini, Kimber M. Quinney (2009). San Diego's Fishing Industry. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 128 p.). Founder and Executive Director of Convivio (Nonprofit Organization for Italian Humanities); Adjunct Faculty in the Department of History (California State University, San Marcos). California --San Diego -- history; Fish trade --California --San Diego. 1880s-1970s - Immigrant groups helped to create strong, dynamic fishing industry, became key component of city’s identity; innovations in boat design, nets, baiting techniques reshaped fleets that harvested tuna, sardines; on shore, canning factories sprang up, seafood markets bustled with activity, fish restaurants filled; energy, variety were hallmarks of San Diego’s fishing industry.

(California - Silicon Valley), Everett M. Rogers & Judith K. Larsen (1984). Silicon Valley Fever: Growth of High-Technology Culture. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 302 p.). Microelectronics industry--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)--History; Semiconductor industry--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)--History; High technology industries--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)--History.

(California - Silicon Valley), Michael S. Malone (1985). The Big Score: The Billion-Dollar Story of Silicon Valley. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 442 p.). Microelectronics industry -- California -- Santa Clara County.

(California - Silicon Valley), AnnaLee Saxenian (1994). Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 226 p.). High technology industries--California, Northern; High technology industries--Massachusetts; United States--Economic conditions--1981---Regional disparities.

(California - Silicon Valley), Ed. Martin Kenney (2000). Understanding Silicon Valley: The Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 285 p.). High technology industries--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County); Business enterprises--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County); Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)--Economic conditions; Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)--Social conditions.

(California - Silicon Valley), Ed. Chong-Moon Lee ... [et al.] (2000). The Silicon Valley Edge: A Habitat for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 424 p.). High technology industries--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County); New business enterprises--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County); Entrepreneurship--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County); Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)--Economic conditions; Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)--Social conditions.

(California - Silicon Valley), C. Stewart Gillmor (2004). Fred Terman at Stanford: Building a Discipline, a University, and Silicon Valley. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 642 p.). Professor of History and Science (Wesleyan University). Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982; Stanford University. Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Radio engineers --California --Stanford --Biography. Electrical engineering professor, engineering manager, university administrator; widely hailed as magnet that drew talent together into what became known as Silicon Valley.

(California - Silicon Valley), Christian Lecuyer (2005). Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 424 p.). Historian at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. High technology industries--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)--History--20th century; Microelectronics industry--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)--History--20th century; Entrepreneurship--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County); Military-industrial complex--California--History--20th century; Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)--History--20th century. Silicon Valley's emergence, growth made possible by development of competencies in manufacturing, product engineering, management. 

(California - Southern), Allen J. Scott (1993). Technopolis: High-Technology Industry and Regional Development in Southern California. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 322 p.). Director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and Professor of Geography (University of California, Los Angeles). High technology industries--California, Southern; Regional planning--California, Southern; Industrial location--California, Southern.   

(California - Southern), James Flanigan; foreword by Richard Riordan (2009). Smile Southern California, You're the Center of the Universe: The Economy and People of a Global Region. (Stanford, CA: Stanford General Books, 216 p). Business Columnist (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, other publications). Business enterprises --California, Southern; Globalization --California, Southern; California, Southern --Economic conditions; California, Southern --Commerce. Economic model for United States, world; pillars of region's growth; key transformations in SoCal's economy; achievements of region's people, businesses, institutions; influx of immigrants, role in building local businesses, bringing capital to region .

(California - Southern), Lawrence Culver (2010). The Frontier of Leisure: Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 317 p.). Assistant Professor of History (Utah State University). Leisure --California, Southern --History; Recreation --California, Southern --History; Leisure --Southwest, New --History; Recreation --Southwest, New --History; California, Southern --History; California, Southern --Social life and customs; Southwest, New --Social life and customs. Southern Californian recreation, leisure in in larger historical context of regional development, architecture, urban planning, race relations, Indian policy, politics, suburbanization, changing perceptions of nature; created lavish resorts (Santa Catalina Island, Palm Springs); remade American attitudes towards leisure(manifested in suburban developments throughout Sunbelt, across United States); promoted resort-style living, encouraged people to turn inward, away from public spaces, toward private homes and communities. 

(Canada - Alberta), Henry C. Klassen (1999). A Business History of Alberta. (Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press, 362 p.). Professor Emeritus in the History Department (University of Calgary). Alberta--Commerce--History.

(Canada - Alberta), Henry C. Klassen (2002). Eye on the Future: Business People in Calgary and the Bow Valley, 1870-1900. (Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press, 458 p.). Professor Emeritus in the History Department (University of Calgary). Business enterprises--Alberta--Calgary--History--19th century; Business enterprises--Alberta--Bow River Region--History--19th century; Businesspeople--Alberta--Calgary--Biography; Businesspeople--Alberta--Bow River Region--Biography; Entreprises--Alberta--Calgary--Histoire--19e siècle; Entreprises--Alberta--Bow, Région de la--Histoire--19e siècle; Gens d'affaires--Alberta--Calgary--Biographies; Gens d'affaires--Alberta--Bow, Région de la--Biographies; Alberta--Economic conditions--To 1905; Alberta--Conditions économiques--Jusqu'à 1905.

(Canada - Alberta), Doug Kelly (2009). $100,000 an Acre: A Candid History of the Land Development Industry in Alberta. (Calgary, AB: 721805 Alberta Ltd., 322 p.). 36 Years in Land Development, Former Chairman of Calgary and Edmonton chapters of the Urban Development Institute. Alberta--Land Development--History. Alberta’s land development, housing industry in 1950s, ’60s, ’70s.

(Canada - British Columbia), K. Mack Campbell (2004). Cannery Village: Company Town. (Bloomington, IN, Trafford Publishing, 348 p.). Former Employee of Canadian Fishing Co., Ltd.; Former President of the Fisheries Council of Canada. Canneries -- salmon -- Canada -- history. History of upcoast BC salmon canneries from 1870 to 1980, isolated communities that supported them, now-vanished way of life in distinct frontier culture.

(Canada - Ontario), Glen C. Phillips (2000). On Tap: The Odyssey of Beer and Brewing in Victorian London-Middlesex. (Sarnia, ON, Cheshire Cat Press, 167 p.). Brewing industry --Ontario --London --History --19th century: Brewing industry --Ontario --Middlesex --History --19th century; Beer industry --Ontario --London --History --19th century; Beer industry --Ontario --Middlesex --History --19th century.

(Canada - Port of Greemantle), Malcolm Tull (1997). A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Fremantle, 1897 to 1997. (St. John’s, Nfld.: International Maritime Economic History Association, 334 p.). Harbors --Australia --Fremantle (W.A.) --History; Shipping --Australia --Fremantle (W.A.) --History; Fremantle (W.A.) --Commerce --History. 

(China), Peter  Hessler (2010). Country Driving: A Journey from Farm to Factory.  (New York, NY, Harper, 448 p.). Beijing Correspondent from 2000 to 2007 (New Yorker). Transportation, Automotive --China; China --Description and travel. 7,000-mile trip across northern China; how automobile, improved roads transformed China; farmers, migrant workers, entrepreneurs who have reshaped nation; abandonment of rural region as young people migrated to jobs in southeast.

(China - Shanghai), Marie-Claire Bergère, and Translated by Janet Lloyd (2009). Shanghai, China’s Gateway to Modernity. (Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 496 p.). Shanghai's tumultuous course from 1842 (opened to world) to the present: 1) treaty port in mid-19th century; 2) capitalist boom following 1911 Revolution; 3) 15 years of economic, social decline initiated by Japanese invasion in 1937, attempts at resistance; 4) disgraced years under Communism; relationship between Chinese, foreigners in Shanghai as driving force behind creation of original culture, specific modernity, founded upon western contributions, adapted to national Chinese culture.

(Colorado), James E. Fell, Jr. (2009). Ores to Metals: The Rocky Mountain Smelting Industry. (Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 341 p. [orig. pub. 1979] ). Senior Instructor (University of Colorado, Denver). Mineral industries -- Rocky Mountains Region -- History; Smelting -- History; Rocky Mountains Region -- History. People, technologies, business decisions that shaped smelting industry in Rockies since introduced to Colorado in 1860s to recover gold, silver from ores resistant to milling; majority of industry absorbed into American Smelting and Refining Company; triumphs, troubles of entrepreneurs who built one of great industries of West.

(Colorado - Colorado Springs), Robert C. Olson (2008). Speck: The Life and Times of Spencer Penrose. (Lake City, CO: Western Reflections Pub. Co., 209 p.). Penrose, Spencer, b. 1865; Broadmoor (Hotel : Colorado Springs, Colo.) --History; Businessmen --Colorado --Biography; Industrialists --Colorado --Biography; Real estate developers --Colorado --Biography; Philanthropists --Colorado --Biography; Civic leaders --Colorado --Biography; Mines and mineral resources --Colorado --History; Colorado Springs (Colo.) --Biography; Colorado --History --1876-1950. Colorado Springs mining magnate, hotelier; made first fortune in C.O.D. mine; invested in speculative technology for extracting copper from low-grade ore at Bingham Canyon, UT (beginning of Utah Copper Co., later Kennecott, source of Penrose millions); 1918 - built Broadmoor. 

(Colorado - Pikes Peak), (Cash-On-Delivery Mine), Thomas J. Noel and Cathleen M. Norman (2000). Pikes Peak Partnership: The Penroses and the Tutts. (Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 264 p.). Penrose, Spencer, b. 1865; Tutt, Charles Leaming; Businessmen--Colorado--Colorado Springs--Biography; Industrialists--Colorado--Colorado Springs--Biography; Philanthropists--Colorado--Colorado Springs--Biography; Colorado Springs (Colo.)--Biography. 

(Connecticut), Ellsworth S. Grant (1996). Yankee Dreamers and Doers: The Story of Connecticut Manufacturing. (Hartford, CT: Connecticut Historical Society & Fenwick Productions, 358 p. [2nd.ed.]). Industries--Connecticut--History; Manufacturing industries--Connecticut--History; Connecticut--History--1775-1865.

(Connecticut), Robert Gordon and Michael Raber (2000). Industrial Heritage in Northwest Connecticut: A Guide to History and Archaeology. (New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 236 p.). Professor of Geophysics and Applied Mechanics (Yale University). Industrial archaeology --Connecticut; Historic sites --Connecticut; Industries --Connecticut --History; Connecticut --Antiquities; Connecticut --History, Local.

(Connecticut - New Haven), Eds. Preston Maynard and Marjorie B. Noyes (2004). Carriages and Clocks, Corsets and Locks: The Rise and Fall of an Industrial City--New Haven, Connecticut. (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 223 p.). Former Executive Director of the New Haven Preservation Trust; Member of the Board of Directors of the New Haven Preservation Trust. Industrial archaeology--Connecticut--New Haven; Historic sites--Connecticut--New Haven; Historic preservation--Connecticut--New Haven; Industries--Connecticut--New Haven--History; Manufacturing industries--Connecticut--New Haven--History; New Haven (Conn.)--Antiquities; New Haven (Conn.)--History; New Haven (Conn.)--Economic conditions. 

(Connecticut - Salisbury), Robert B. Gordon (2001). A Landscape Transformed: The Ironmaking District of Salisbury, Connecticut. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 159 p.). Iron-works --Connecticut --Salisbury Region --History; Industrial ecology --Connecticut --Salisbury Region. 200 years of ironmaking with renewal energy resources in northwestern Connecticut; cultural context of people's decisions about technology, environment; gradual transition they effected in their land from industrial landscape to pastoral countryside.

(Delaware - Wilmington), Carol E. Hoffecker (1983). Corporate Capital: Wilmington in the Twentieth Century. (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 294 p.). E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; Business and politics--Delaware--Wilmington--History--20th century; Wilmington (Del.)--Politics and government; Wilmington (Del.)--Economic conditions; Wilmington (Del.)--Social conditions.

(Florida - Everglades), Gail M. Hollander (2008). Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 348 p.). Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations (Florida International University). Sugar trade -- Florida -- Everglades; Drainage -- Florida -- Everglades; Rural development -- Florida -- Everglades; Sugar -- Manufacture and refining -- Florida -- Everglades. Environmental transformation of Everglades within economic, historical geography of global sugar production and trade; development of Florida's sugar region was outcome of battles reaching highest political offices in U.S., countries around world; "sugar question" emerged repeatedly in new guises.

(Georgia), Chad Morgan; foreword by John David Smith (2005). Planters' Progress: Modernizing Confederate Georgia. (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 163 p.). Triangle Research Libraries Network Fellow (North Carolina State University). Industrialization--Georgia--History--19th century; Agricultural industries--Georgia--History--19th century; Georgia--Economic conditions--19th century; Georgia--Economic policy--19th century; Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Modernization of Confederate Georgia an elaboration, acceleration of existing tendencies.

(Georgia - Central), Joseph P. Reidy (1992). From Slavery to Agrarian Capitalism in the Cotton Plantation South: Central Georgia, 1800-1880.  (Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 360 p.). Plantations --Georgia --History --19th century; Agricultural laborers --Georgia --History --19th century; African Americans --Georgia --Economic conditions; Agriculture --Economic aspects --Georgia --History --19th century; Slavery --Georgia --History --19th century; Capitalism --Georgia --History --19th century. Cotton, capitalism.

(Germany - Hamburg), Niall Ferguson (1995). Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation, 1897-1927. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 539 p.). Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History (Harvard University). Inflation (Finance) --Germany --Hamburg --History --20th century; Hamburg (Germany) --Economic conditions. German inflation, its impact on Hamburg from 1890s through 1920s; inflation extended beyond 1914-1924 period; negative costs of inflation outweighed any benefits for industry, economy in recovering from war.

(Germany - North Rhine-Westphalia), Jeffry M. Diefendorf (1980). Businessmen and Politics in the Rhineland, 1789-1834. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press 401 p.). Business and politics -- Germany -- North Rhine-Westphalia -- History; Businessmen -- Germany -- North Rhine-Westphalia -- History; Germany -- Politics and government -- 1789-1900.

(Great Britain), Michael Stratton and Barrie Trinder (2000). Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology. (New York, NY: E&FN Spon, 236 p.). Industrial archaeology --Great Britain. Twentieth century architecture,  industrial archaeology (from archives of Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England).

(Great Britain - Birmingham), Ray Shill (2001). Birmingham's Industrial Heritage, 1900-2000. (Stroud, UK: Sutton, 203 p.). Industries -- England -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.

(Great Britain - Bridport), Richard Sims (2009). Rope, Net and Twine: The Bridport Textile Industry. (Dorset, UK: Dovecote Press. 160 p.). Few places in Britain have been shaped for so long by one industry as Bridport by rope, net and twine (trade probably dates to 9th century).

(Great Britain - Ironbridge), Judith Alfrey and Catherine Clark (1993). The Landscape of Industry: Patterns of Change in the Ironbridge Gorge. (New York, NY: Routledge, 252 p.). Industrial archaeology --England --Ironbridge (Shropshire); Mines and mineral resources --England --Ironbridge (Shropshire) --History. Interaction between landscape and industry. 

(Great Britain - Lancashire), Geoffrey Timmins (1998). Made in Lancashire: A History of Regional Industrialisation. (New York: Manchester University Press, 365 p.). Principal Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator in History (University of Central Lancashire). Industries--England--Lancashire--History; Manufacturing industries--England--Lancashire--History; Industrial revolution--England--Lancashire--History; Lancashire (England)--Economic conditions.

(United Kingdom - Lancanshire), Takeshi Abe; Douglas A. Farnie; David J. Jeremy; Tetuso Nakaoka; John F. Wilson (1999). Region and Strategy in Britain and Japan: Business in Lancashire and Kansai, 1890-1990. (New York, NY, Routledge, 322 p.). Industries --England --Lancashire --History; Industries --Japan --Kansai Region --History; Lancashire (England) --Economic policy; Kansai Region (Japan) --Economic policy. Importance of regional, national differences in industrial development; long term comparison of the two regions of Lancashire and Kansai.

(Great Britain - London), Michael Ball and David Sunderland (2001). An Economic History of London, 1800-1914. (New York, NY: Routledge, 440 p.). London (England)--Economic conditions; London (England)--History--1800-1950.

(Great Britain - Manchester), Roger Lloyd-Jones and M.J. Lewis (1988). Manchester and the Age of the Factory: The Business Structure of Cottonopolis in the Industrial Revolution. New York, NY: Croom Helm, 250 p.). Cotton textile industry --England --Manchester --History --19th century; Industrial revolution --England --Manchester; Manchester (England) --Economic conditions; Manchester (England) --History.

(Great Britain - Sheffield), Text by Nicola Wray, Bob Hawkins and Colum Giles; photographs by Keith Buck, Tony Perry and Bob Skingle; aerial photographs by Pete Horne and Dave Macleod; drawings by Allan T. Adams; maps by Philip Sinton (2001). One Great Workshop: The Buildings of the Sheffield Metal Trades. (London, UK: English Heritage, 54 p.). Steel industry and trade --England --Sheffield --History; Steel industry and trade --England --Sheffield --Guidebooks; Sheffield (England) --Buildings, structures, etc. Sheffield supplied half of all Europe’s steel, most produced in small-scale workshops of up to a dozen crucible melting holes; last crucible steel works closed in 1972.

(Great Britain - South), Peter Scott (2007). Triumph of the South: Regional Development in the Twentieth Century. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 324 p.). Director of Postgraduate Research Degrees and Director of the Centre for International Business History (University of Reading, UK). England Southern --Economic conditions --20th century; England, Northern --Economic conditions --20th century; Great Britain --Economic conditions --Regional disparities. Emergence, development of 'North-South' divide in British regional development during 20th century; impact of government policy on regional development after Second World War, beyond; factors affecting industrial location in this period.

(Great Britain --Weald of Kent), Henry Cleere and David Crossley (1985). The Iron Industry of the Weald. (Leicester, England: Leicester University Press, 395 p.). Iron industry and trade --England --Weald of Kent --History; Industrial archaeology --England --Weald of Kent.

(Great Britain - Yorkshire), Abraham Newell (1972). A Hillside View of Industrial History: A Study of Industrial Evolution in the Pennine Highlands. (New York, NY: Augustus Kelley, 288 p.). Pennine Highlands; Yorkshire, UK. Classic study first published in 1925. Richmondshire district, administrative county of North Yorkshire, historic county of Yorkshire, England. Famous for the cheese to which it gave its name, Wensleydale is a centre of cheese production and tourism.

(Illinois), Rolf Achilles (1993). Made in Illinois: A Story of Illinois Manufacturing. (Chicago, IL: Illinois Manufacturers' Association, 256 p.). Manufacturing industries--Illinois--History; Industries--Illinois--History. "Published in honor of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association Centennial."

(Illinois - Chicago), Sharon Darling (1984). Chicago Furniture: Art, Craft & Industry, 1833-1983. (New York, NY: Chicago Historical Society in association with W.W. Norton, 416 p.). Furniture--Illinois--Chicago--History--19th century; Furniture--Illinois--Chicago--History--20th century.

(Illinois - Chicago), Joel Rast (1999). Remaking Chicago: The Political Origins of Urban Industrial Change. (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 201 p.). Manufacturing industries--Illinois--Chigaco--History--20th century; Urban economics--Case studies; Chicago (Ill.)--Economic conditions; Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--1951-.

(Illinois - Chicago), Robert Lewis (2008). Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 336 p.). Associate Professor of Geography (University of Toronto). Industrial districts --Illinois --Chicago --History; Industrialization --Illinois --Chicago --History; Urbanization --Illinois --Chicago --History. Urban industrial America across 75 years (lumberyards, meatpacking factories of Southwest Side to industrial suburbs near Lake Calumet); manufacturing districts shaped Chicago’s character, laid groundwork for its transformation into sprawling metropolis.

(Illinois - Southern), Jeff Biggers (2010). Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland. (New York, NY: Nation Books, 320 p.). Coal mines and mining --Illinois --Eagle Creek Region --History; Coal mines and mining --Social aspects --Illinois Eagle Creek Region --History; Mountain life --Illinois --Eagle Creek Region --History; Shawnee National Forest Region (Ill.) --History. Human cost of more than two centuries of coal mining in southern Illinois (called "Saudi Arabia of coal"); historical nightmare of coal outside of Appalachia, exposé of secret legacy of shame, resiliency.

(Indonesia), H.W. Dick. (2002). Surabaya, City of Work: A Socioeconomic History, 1900-2000. (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 541 p.). Industries--Indonesia--Surabaya--History; Surabaya (Indonesia)--Economic conditions.

(Iowa - Muscatine), Melanie K. Alexander (2007). Muscatine’s Pearl Button Industry. (Charleston, SC Arcadia, 128 p.). Director of the Muscatine History and Industry Center. Pearl button industry --Iowa --Muscatine; Muscatine (Iowa) --History. Rise, fall of pearl button industry over 75 years; 1891 - John Frederick Boepple, German immigrant button maker, launched pearl button industry; 1905 - Muscatine made 37% of world’s buttons, earned title of "Pearl Button Capital of World"; button, clamming industries started small, overwhelmed the town; clamming became Mississippi River’s gold rush; large automated factories, shell-cutting shops employed nearly half local workforce; 1916 - industry peaked; pressure of foreign competition, changing fashion, limited availability of shell, development and refinement of plastic buttons killed American-made pearl button.

(Italy - Rome), Neville Morley (1996). Metropolis and Hinterland: The City of Rome and the Italian Economy, 200 B.C.-A.D. 200. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 211 p.). Reader in Ancient Economic History & Historical Theory (University of Bristol). Agriculture --Economic aspects --Rome; Urbanization --Rome; Rome --Economic conditions; Rome --Social conditions; Italy --Economic conditions; Italy --Social conditions. Reappraisal of relationship between Rome and Italy; growth of city seen as major influence on development of Italian economy, demands for food, migrants promoted changes in agriculture, marketing systems, urbanisation throughout peninsula.

(Italy - Venice), Ed. Paolo Lanaro (2006). At the Centre of the Old World: Trade and Manufacturing in Venice and on the Venetian Mainland (1400-1800). (Toronto, ON: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 412 p.). Professor of History (Ca' Foscari University of Venice). Venice (Italy)--Commerce--History; Venice (Italy)--Economic conditions--To 1797. Economic history of Venice (Veneto) from 15th - 18th centuries; interaction between capital city, its dominions, their successful attempt to adjust to changing European economy.  

(Maine), Paul E. Rivard (2007). Made in Maine: From Home and Workshop, to Mill and Factory. (Charleston, SC: History Press, 160 p.). Former Director of the Maine State Museum, Former Director of the American Textile History Museum. Manufacturing industries--Maine. Industrial epoch in forming Maine; ingenious ways products developed as nature of industry changed (homespun textiles of wool and flax, custom-made pine and mahogany cabinetry, furnace-fired iron works, redware pottery).

(Maine - Aroostook),  Richard W. Judd with research assistance by Patricia A. Judd (1989). Aroostook: A Century of Logging in Northern Maine. (Orono, ME: University of Maine Press, 351 p.). Adelaide & Alan Bird Professor of History (University of Maine). Lumber trade --Maine --Aroostook County --History; Forest products industry --Maine --Aroostook County --History; Logging --Maine --Aroostook County --History; Aroostook County (Me.) --Economic conditions.

(Maryland), Gloria L. Main (1982). Tobacco Colony: Life in Early Maryland, 1650-1720. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 326 p.). Cost and standard of living--Maryland--History; Plantation life--Maryland--History; Tobacco industry--Maryland--History; Maryland--Economic conditions; Maryland--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775. 

(Maryland - Dundalk), Deborah Rudacille (2010). Roots of Steel: The Boom and Bust of an American Mill Town.  (New York, NY, Pantheon Books, 304 p.). Science Writer. Steel industry and trade --Maryland --Sparrows Point --History; Sparrows Point (Md.) --Economic conditions; Sparrows Point (Md.) --History. Character, history of once-prosperous community of Dundalk, MD; from 19th-century origins of Sparrows Point’s to height in 20th century (one of largest producers of steel in world, provided material that built America’s bridges, skyscrapers, battleships); racial, class, gender politics that played out in mill, neighboring towns; arduous, dangerous work at plant; environmental cost of industrial progress to air, waterways of Maryland shore.

(Maryland - Tysons Corner), Paul E. Ceruzzi (2008). Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 242 p.). Curator of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Internet --History. How defense, telecommunications industries shaped Tysons Corner's development in postwar period; history of suburban development; became midpoint of "Internet alley" called Dulles Corridor; several reasons geography played vital role.

(Massachusetts), Orra L. Stone (1930). History of Massachusetts Industries; Their Inception, Growth, and Success. (Boston, MA: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 4 Vols.). Massachusetts --Industries --History; Massachusetts --Manufactures; Massachusetts --Biography.

(Massachusetts), Jonathan Prude (1983). The Coming of Industrial Order: Town and Factory Life in Rural Massachusetts, 1810-1860. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 364 p,). Associate Professor of History (Emory University). Industries --Massachusetts --History --19th century. Antebellum industrialisation in several communities in rural Massachusetts; tensions produced by conflict between innovation, received attitudes and institutions that still shaped daily existence: 1) between workers and managers within certain manufacturing establishments (especially textiles), 2) between manufacturers and communities in which they were located; rural, urban dimension characterised by deep conflict.

(Massachusetts), Theodore Steinberg (1991). Nature Incorporated: Industrialization and the Waters of New England. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 284 p.). Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of Law (Case Western Reserve University). Textile industry --New England --Water-supply; Textile industry --New England --History --19th century; Water rights --New England --History --19th century;River engineering --Environmental aspects --New England --History --19th century; Industrialization --New England --History --19th century. Industrial Revolution in New England from environmental perspective: focus on legendary Waltham-Lowell style mills; how these textile factories brought water under their exclusive control; legal issues that arose in settling disputes over water; far reaching ecological consequences of industrial change.

(Massachusetts), Winifred Barr Rothenberg (1992). From Market-Places to a Market Economy: The Transformation of Rural Massachusetts, 1750-1850. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 275 p.). Assistant Professor of Economics (Tufts University). Capitalism --Massachusetts --History; Rural industries --Massachusetts --History; Markets --Massachusetts --History; Agriculture --Economic aspects --Massachusetts --History. Pace, pattern, genesis of growth in early American economy; market-led growth in Massachusetts agriculture lay at origins of American industrial revolution. 

(Massachusetts), James E. McWilliams (2007). Building the Bay Colony: Local Economy and Culture in Early Massachusetts. (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 201 p.). Associate Professor of History (Texas State). Massachusetts Bay Company; Massachusetts --Economic conditions --17th century. How internal economic development served as backbone of  Massachusetts economy (rather than exports); how small infrastructure improvements (building of farms, fences, stables, roads, bridges) established foundation for more ambitious, overseas adventures; century-long process whereby Massachusetts Bay Colony went from distant outpost of incipient British Empire to stable society integrated into transatlantic economy.

(Massachusetts), Chaim M. Rosenberg (2007). Goods for Sale: Products and Advertising in the Massachusetts Industrial Age. (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 248 p.). Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Boston University). Manufacturing industries--Massachusetts--History--19th century. Massachusetts businesses in Gilded Age: 1865-1920; fishing, farming economy to highly urbanized industrial state. 

(Massachusetts - Blackstone Valley), Worcester Historical Museum, foreword by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (2009). Landscape of Industry: An Industrial History of the Blackstone Valley. (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 196 p.). Industrialization --Blackstone River Valley (Mass. and R.I.) --History; Industries --Blackstone River Valley (Mass. and R.I.) --History. 1790 - American craftsmen built first machines that successfully used waterpower to spin cotton; America’s first factory, Slater Mill, constructed on banks of Blackstone River; revolution in harnessing power of water spread quickly through valley, in other areas of New England, led to erection of new structures, changes to landscape, radically altered ways in which people lived and worked; history of social, cultural, environmental consequences of rise, ultimate decline of river valley economy.

(Massachusetts - Boston), Ed. David Lampe (1988). The Massachusetts Miracle: High Technology and Economic Revitalization. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 367 p.). High technology industries--Massachusetts; Massachusetts--Economic policy; Massachusetts--Economic conditions.

(Massachusetts - Boston), Susan Rosegrant and David R. Lampe (1992). Route 128: Lessons from Boston's High-Tech Community. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 240 p.). High technology industries--Massachusetts--Boston Metropolitan Area; Computer industry--Massachusetts--Boston Metropolitan Area.

(Massachusetts - Boston), Eds. Marcia Conroy, Robert M. Krim (2003). Innovation Odyssey: Boston, 400 years of Innovation. (Boston, MA: Boston History Collaborative, 64 p.). Education Specialist; Executive Director of Boston History & Innovation Collaborative. Innovation--history--Boston, MA; economic development. Nearly 100 companies, individuals who made history in Boston - of national and international consequence (medicine, technology, business, science).

(Massachusetts - Boston), Chaim M. Rosenberg (2004). The Great Workshop : Boston's Victorian Age. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 176 p.). Industrialization -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 19th century; Manufacturing industries -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 19th century; Boston (Mass.) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century; Boston (Mass.) -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century. Growth of towns in which local mills, factories were built; time when Boston on cutting edge of new culture.

(Massachusetts - South Boston), Joan E. Kaiser (2009). The Glass Industry in South Boston. (Hanover, NH, University Press of New England, 284 p.). Forty Years Collecting, Writing, Lecturing About Glassware. Glass trade --Massachusetts --South Boston --History; Glass manufacture --Massachusetts --South Boston --History; Glassware --Massachusetts --South Boston --History; Glassware --Massachusetts --South Boston --Collectors and collecting. History, output of more than 25  flint glass, bottle glass, window glass companies of South Boston from 1811 to end of century (many business records destroyed in Boston fire of 1872).

(Massachusetts - Chicopee), Vera Shlakman (1969). Economic History of a Factory Town; A Study of Chicopee, Massachusetts. (New York, NY: Octagon Books, 264 p. [orig. pub. 1935]). Chicopee, (Mass.)--Economic conditions; Chicopee, (Mass.)--History.

(Massachusetts - Gloucester), Mark Kurlansky (2008). The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town. (New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 269 p.). Fisheries --Massachusetts --Gloucester --History --Anecdotes; Fishing ports --Massachusetts --Gloucester --History --Anecdotes; Gloucester (Mass.) --History --Anecdotes. Slowly disappearing way of life that has defined much of America’s coastlines for hundreds of years; contemporary tension between traditional fishing trade, modern commerce.

(Massachusetts - Lowell), Margaret Terrell Parker (1940). Lowell: A Study of Industrial Development. (New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 238 p.). Industries --Massachusetts --Lowell; Lowell (Mass.) --Economic conditions.

(Massachusetts - Lowell), Thomas Dublin (1992). Lowell: The Story of an Industrial City: A Guide to Lowell National Historical Park and Lowell Heritage State Park, Lowell, Massachusetts. (Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 111 p.). Textile industry--Massachusetts--Lowell--History; Textile workers--Massachusetts--Lowell--History; Lowell (Mass.)--Economic conditions; Lowell (Mass.)--Social conditions; Lowell National Historical Park (Lowell, Mass.)--Guidebooks; Lowell Heritage State Park (Lowell, Mass.)--Guidebooks.

(Massachusetts - Lowell), Heidi Vernon-Wortzel (1992). Lowell: The Corporations and the City. (New York, NY: Garland Pub., 216 p.). Textile industry--Massachusetts--Lowell--History--19th century; Lowell (Mass.)--History.

(Massachusetts - Lowell), Patrick M. Malone (2009). Waterpower in Lowell: : Engineering and Industry in Nineteenth-Century America. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 254 p.). Associate Professor in the American Civilization Department and the Urban Studies Program (Brown University). Water-power --Massachusetts --Lowell --History --19th century; Hydraulic engineering --Massachusetts --Lowell --History --19th century; Industries --Massachusetts --Lowell --History --19th century; Merrimack River (N.H. and Mass.) --Power utilization --History --19th century. 

(Massachusetts - New Bedford), Rory Nugent (2009). Down at the Docks. (New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 304 p.). Fish trade --Massachusetts --New Bedford; Fishers --Massachusetts --New Bedford; New Bedford (Mass.) --History; New Bedford (Mass.) --Economic conditions; New Bedford (Mass.) --Social conditions. Home to "America's largest fishing fleet" (almost 300 boats, 3,000 fishermen); lives of New Bedford fishermen; unvarnished look at New Bedford today (old commercial fishing industry, modern problems of drug-smuggling, illegal immigration, organized crime, disorganized crime, suffocating government regulations).

(Massachusetts - Sandwich), Raymond E. Barlow, Joan E. Kaiser (1993). The Glass Industry in Sandwich. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Volume 1, 219 p.). Over Thirty Years of Appraising for Estates, Over Fifty Years as a Collector; Thirty-Seven Years Collecting Early American Glass. Glass trade --Massachusetts --Sandwich --History; Glass manufacture --Massachusetts --Sandwich --History; Glassware --Massachusetts --Sandwich --History; Glassware --Massachusetts --Sandwich --Collectors and collecting. Examples, history of glass company on Massachusetts's Cape Cod, made name "Sandwich" famous.

(Massachusetts - Sandwich), Raymond E. Barlow, Joan E. Kaiser (1983). The Glass Industry in Sandwich. (Windham, NH, Barlow-Kaiser Pub. Co.,  Volume 4). Over Thirty Years of Appraising for Estates, Over Fifty Years as a Collector; Thirty-Seven Years Collecting Early American Glass. Glass trade --Massachusetts --Sandwich --History; Glass manufacture --Massachusetts --Sandwich --History; Glassware --Massachusetts --Sandwich --History; Glassware --Massachusetts --Sandwich --Collectors and collecting. 

(Massachusetts - Sandwich), Raymond E. Barlow, Joan E. Kaiser (1993). The Glass Industry in Sandwich. (Windham, NH, Barlow-Kaiser Pub. Co.,  4 Vols.). Over Thirty Years of Appraising for Estates, Over Fifty Years as a Collector; Thirty-Seven Years Collecting Early American Glass. Glass trade --Massachusetts --Sandwich --History; Glass manufacture --Massachusetts --Sandwich --History; Glassware --Massachusetts --Sandwich --History; Glassware --Massachusetts --Sandwich --Collectors and collecting. Volume 1 (1997); Examples, history of glass company on Massachusetts's Cape Cod which made name "Sandwich" famous; Volume 3 (1987) - Boston and Sandwich Glass Company between 1858 and 1882, Cape Cod Glass Works 1858-1864, Cape Cod Glass Company 1864-1869; Volume 4 (1983).

(Mexico - Guadalajara), Kevin P. Gallagher and Lyuba Zarsky (2007). The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 214 p.). Assistant Professor of International Relations (Boston University), Senior Researcher at the Global Development and Environment Institute (Tufts University); Associate Professor of International Environmental Policy (Monterey Institute for International Studies), Senior Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute (Tufts University). High technology industries--Mexico--Guadalajara; Information technology--Mexico--Guadalajara; Investments, Foreign--Mexico--Guadalajara; Sustainable development--Mexico--Guadalajara; Guadalajara (Mexico)--Economic conditions. Foreign investment for sustainable development; Mexico's post-NAFTA experience of foreign direct investment in its information technology sector, particularly in Guadalajara region, did not result in expected benefits.

(Mexico - Mexico City), John E. Kicza (1983). Colonial Entrepreneurs, Families and Business in Bourbon Mexico City. (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1 vol.). Manufacturing industries--Mexico--Mexico City--History; Elite (Social sciences)--Mexico--Mexico City--History; Businesspeople--Mexico--Mexico City--History; Mexico City (Mexico)--Commerce--History.

(Mid-West), Margaret Walsh (1982). The Rise of the Midwestern Meat Packing Industry. (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 182 p.). Pork industry and trade --Middle West --History; Meat industry and trade --Middle West --History; Packing-houses --Middle West --History.

(Mid-West), Wilson J. Warren (2007). Tied to the Great Packing Machine: The Midwest and Meatpacking. (Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 317 p.). Associate Professor of History (Western Michigan University). Packing-houses --Middle West; Agricultural industries --Middle West; Agricultural industries --Environmental aspects --Middle West; Middle West --Economic conditions --21st century. Historical context, contemporary concerns of meatpacking industry: enormous effects on economics, culture, environment of Midwest over past century and a half; evolution of packing industry from early period dominated by big terminal markets, through development of new marketing and technical innovations that transformed ways animals were gathered, slaughtered, processed, final products were distributed; ethnic and racial variations, labor unions, gender issues; changes in Americans' attitudes toward ethics of animal slaughter, patterns of meat consumption, environmental problems (site-point pollution, microbe contamination); future of American meatpacking.

(Minnesota - Duluth), Arnold R. Alanen; with photographs by Chris Faust (2008). Morgan Park: Duluth, U.S. Steel, and the Forging of a Company Town. (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 320 p.). Professor of Landscape Architecture (University of Wisconsin–Madison). United States Steel Corporation--History; Company towns--Minnesota--Duluth--History; City planning--Minnesota--Duluth--History; Steel industry and trade--Minnesota--Duluth--History. Impact of U. S. Steel plant, Morgan Park on life in Duluth; 1915 to 1971 - large U.S. Steel plant was major part of Duluth’s landscape, life; Morgan Park, formerly company-controlled town now stands as city neighborhood; planned by renowned landscape architects, architects, engineers, provided with schools, churches, recreational and medical services by U.S. Steel; window into northeastern Minnesota’s industrial roots; follows town, its residents through boom years to closing of outmoded facility, to today as current residents work to preserve community’s historic character.

(Minnesota - Saint Louis County), Bill Beck (2006). A County Built on Iron: St. Louis County, Minnesota, 1856-2006. (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Co., 183 p.). Corporate historian. Iron industry and trade --Minnesota --Saint Louis County --History; Iron mines and mining --Minnesota --Saint Louis County --History; Saint Louis County (Minn.) --History; Saint Louis County (Minn.) --Biography; Saint Louis County (Minn.) --Economic conditions.

(Mississippi), Nollie Hickman (1962). Mississippi Harvest; Lumbering in the Longleaf Pine Belt,1840-1915. (University, MS: University of Mississippi, 306 p.). Taught at Perkinston Junior College (now Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College) and Northeast Louisiana State College (now University of Louisiana at Monroe). Lumber trade --Mississippi; Lumbering --Mississippi; Longleaf pine. State's people, agriculture, industry, government, politics, economy, culture through lens of felling of great forests of longleaf pine in southern state (lumbering became big industry); arduous transportation of logs to mills; how naval stores trade flourished through production of turpentine, pitch, rosin,  expansion of exports; impact of Civil War on southern lumbering; tragedy of denuded lands, renewal of resources through reforestation.

(Missouri - East St. Louis), Andrew J. Theising (2003). Made in USA: East St. Louis: The Rise and Fall of an Industrial River Town. (St. Louis, MO: Virginia Publishing, 235 p.). Professor of Political Science (Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville). East St. Louis, Missouri--history; Industrial districts --Missouri--East St. Louis--History. From prominent role in growth of 19th century industrial America to presently depleted state; example of industry creating, abandoning a city; one of most misunderstood cities in America.

(Missouri - St. Louis), Rockwell Gray (1994). A Century of Enterprise: St. Louis, 1894-1994. (St. Louis, MO: Missouri Historical Society Press, 136 p.). Business enterprises --Saint Louis (Mo.) --History --Pictorial works; Industries --Saint Louis (Mo.) --History --Pictorial works; Saint Louis (Mo.) --History --Pictorial works. Ralston Purina Company on occasion of its hundredth anniversary.

(Missouri - St. Louis), Ed. Richard Rosenfeld (2006). Hidden Assets: Connecting the Past to the Future of St. Louis. (St. Louis, MO: Missouri Historical Society Press, 188 p.). Industries--Missouri--Saint Louis; Saint Louis (Mo.)--Economic conditions. Several hidden assets distinguish St. Louis from other metropolitan areas; how assets developed, how community sustains assets, collateral advantages they confer, how they contribute to regional development; three possible futures for St. Louis.

(Montana - Billings), Carroll Van West (1993). Capitalism on the Frontier: Billings and the Yellowstone Valley in the Nineteenth Century. (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 281 p.). Assistant Professor and Project Coordinator for the Center for Historical Preservation (Middle Tennessee State University). Capitalism --Montana --Billings --History --19th century; Capitalism --Yellowstone River Region --History --19th century; Billings (Mont.) --Economic conditions; Yellowstone River Region --Economic conditions. Interaction of local, regional, national economies and influence of corporate decisions made in east on western settlement, urban development; crucial early years of Billings's development--1877 to 1907; from subsistence, barter economy of Native Americans, through fur trade era, settlers’ introduction of market economy, introduction of industrial capitalism by Northern Pacific Railroad, increasing influence of corporate capitalism in latter part of century; how each stage affected relationships, choices shared by local inhabitants.



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