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Author Warren, Kenneth.

Title Triumphant capitalism : Henry Clay Frick and the industrial transformation of America / Kenneth Warren
Published Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1996]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 426 pages) : illustrations
Summary Best remembered today for his fierce opposition to labor, especially during the Homestead Strike of 1892, Henry Clay Frick was also one of the most powerful and innovative industrialists of the nineteenth century. Kenneth Warren is the first historian to be given unrestricted access to the extensive Frick archives in Pittsburgh. Drawing on Frick's personal and business papers, as well as the records of the H. C. Frick Coal & Coke Company, the Carnegie Steel Company, and the U.S. Steel Corporation, Warren provides a wealth of new insights into Frick's relationship with such contemporaries as Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, Charles Schwab, and Elbert Gary. He describes and analyzes the key decisions that formed labor and industrial policy in the iron and steel industry during a period of growth that remains unparalleled in American business history. Not only an industrial biography of a driving force in American industry and the organization of American business, Triumphant Capitalism makes a major contribution to our understanding of the history of the basic industries, the shaping of society, locality, and region - and thereby of laying the foundations for the value systems and landscapes of present-day America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-421) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919.
Industrialists -- United States -- Biography.
Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822972212 (electronic bk)
9780822972211 (electronic bk)