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Urban Capitalists

Entrepreneurs and City Growth in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Lehigh Regions 1800-1920

Distributed for University of Scranton Press

Urban Capitalists

Entrepreneurs and City Growth in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Lehigh Regions 1800-1920

Burton W. Folsom, Jr. provides analysis of the role of entrepreneurs in the urban development of Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Lehigh regions from 1800 to 1920.

220 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2001

Economics and Business: Economics--Urban and Regional


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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
 
1. The First Towns in Northeast Pennsylvania, 1800-1850
2. From Nails to Rails: The Scrantons’ Improbable Experiment Creates a City
3. The Making of a Regional Capital: Scranton, 1850-18880
4. The Captains of Industry: Scranton, 1880
5. The Two Different Worlds of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre: A Look at Economic Leaders in Relatively Open and Closed Systems
6. The Rise of an Urban Network in Lackawanna Valley
7. Like Fathers, Unlike Sons: The Fragmentation of Scranton’s Early Economic Leadership, 1880-1920
8. Bold Guys Finish First: Ethnic Groups, Entrepreneurs, and Cities in the Lehigh Valley, 1800-1920
 
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliographic Essay
Index
List of Illustrations
Maps
Figure
Photographs
List of Tables

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