Joseph Wharton: Quaker Industrial Pioneer

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Lehigh University Press, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 413 pages
This first book-length biography of Joseph Wharton traces his family background, his business enterprises, and his contribution to the nineteenth-century age of industrial enterprise.
 

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Contents

The Beginning of a Family
15
From School to Farm
23
A New Beginning
40
The Vigor of Youth
54
Venture in Zinc Making Oxide
70
Venture in Zinc Making Spelter
90
Venture in Nickel
114
Iron and Steel
138
Armor Plate and Guns
254
Industrialist of the Nineties And the End of the Nickel Business
266
Scientific Management and the Sale of Bethlehem Steel
283
The Jersey Ventures
304
Far Western Gold
325
The Vigor of Old Age
341
The Dry and Wet Processes of Making Nickel
361
Abbreviations
365

The Great Years of the Nickel Business
156
A Monstrous War
177
Science and Education
206
The Whartons in the Gilded Age
227
Industrialist of the Eighties
242
Notes
366
Bibliography
389
Index
402
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