Modern Industrialism: An Outline of the Industrial Organization as Seen in the History, Industry, and Problems of England, the United States, and Germany

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Modern Industrialism: An Outline of the Industrial Organization as Seen in the History, Industry, and Problems of England, the United States, and Germany
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • A Practical Book by a Practical Man *
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xv
  • Part I- History 1
  • Chapter I- A Survey 3
  • Chapter II- Industrial Changes in England since 1760 20
  • Chapter III- Industrial Evolution of America 42
  • Chapter IV- The Rise of Germany 68
  • Part II- Industry 87
  • Chapter I- Extractive Industries 89
  • Chapter II- Transportation 115
  • Chapter III- Manufacture 133
  • Chapter IV- Forms of Industrial Organization 157
  • Chapter V- Commercial Institutions 176
  • Part III- Administration 195
  • Chapter I- Fundamental Questions 197
  • Chapter II- Interference 216
  • Chapter III- Regulation 235
  • Chapter IV- Government Ownership 256
  • Chapter V- Conclusion 273
  • Index 293
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