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The development of the American system of manufacturers:
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Business Revolution, 1780-1840

Readings:
--Chandler, The Visible Hand  Chapters 1,2
--Meritt Roe Smith, "Eli Whitney and the American System of Manufactures," in C. W. Pursell, Jr. (ed.), Technology in America (Cambridge, Mass., 1990)  pp. 45-61
--Thomas C. Cochran, "The Business Revolution," American Historical Review, LXXIX (1974)  pp. 1449-1466


 

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