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Petrolia: The Landscape of America's First Oil Boom

By: Brian Black

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2003

Seller ID: 877326


In Petrolia, Brian Black offers a geographical and social history of a region that was not only the site of America's first oil boom but was also the world's largest oil producer between 1859 and 1873. Against the background of the growing demand for petroleum throughout and immediately following the Civil War, Black describes Oil Creek Valley's descent into environmental hell. Known as "Petrolia," the region charged the popular imagination with its nearly overni... View more info

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The Economic Growth of the United States - 1790–1860

By: Douglass C. North

Price: $14.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton: 1966

Seller ID: 003469


"On the eve of the Civil War the United States had already achieved rapid and sustained economic expansion. We had filled out our territorial boundaries, and the frontier was already encroaching upon the parched lands in the lee of the Rocky Mountains and moving east of the Sierra Nevadas. We were an industrial nation second only to Britain in manufacturing. Our expansion had been matched by an acceleration of economic well-being. The obstacles to American economic g... View more info

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Making Sense of the Industrial Revolution: English Economy and Society 1700-1850

By: Steven King and Geoffrey Timmins

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Manchester University Press: Jul 2001

Seller ID: 050227


This comprehensive and innovative book on the Industrial Revolution uses carefully chosen case studies, illustrated with extracts from contemporary documents, to offer new perspectives on the process and impact of industrialization. The authors look at the development of economic structures, the financing of the Industrial Revolution, technological advances, markets and demand, and agricultural progress. The book also deals with changes in demography, the household, fami... View more info