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The Resource Benevolent barons : American worker-centered industrialists, 1850-1910, Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr

Benevolent barons : American worker-centered industrialists, 1850-1910, Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr

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Benevolent barons : American worker-centered industrialists, 1850-1910
Title
Benevolent barons
Title remainder
American worker-centered industrialists, 1850-1910
Statement of responsibility
Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
American business has always had deep roots in community. For over a century, the country looked to philanthropic industrialists to finance hospitals, parks, libraries, civic programs, community welfare and disaster aid. Worker-centered capitalists saw the workplace as an extension of the community and poured millions into schools, job training and adult education. Often criticized as welfare capitalism, this system was unique in the world. Lesser known capitalists like Peter Cooper and George Westinghouse led the movement in the mid-1800s. Westinghouse, in particular, focused on good wages and benefits. Robber barons like George Pullman and Andrew Carnegie would later succeed in corrupting the higher benefits of worker-centered capitalism. This is the story of those accomplished Americans who sought to balance the accumulation of wealth with communal responsibility
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Skrabec, Quentin R.,
Dewey number
338.097309/034
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Industrialists
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Capitalism
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor
  • United States
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Benevolent barons : American worker-centered industrialists, 1850-1910, Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- One. The Puritan Experiment -- Two. Genesis of an Industrial Race -- Three. European Industrialization, Master Entrepreneurs, and Worker Utopias -- Four. Lowell and Rockdale -- Five. Crisis in American Labor: Class, Skilled, and Unskilled Laborers -- Six. Early Paternal and Employee-Driven Capitalists -- Seven. Robber Barons and the Questioning of Capitalism -- Eight. New Breed of Paternal Capitalists -- Nine. American Patriarchal or Philanthropic Capitalism -- Ten. The Failure of Pullman City -- Eleven. The Greatest Paternalist of Them All -- Twelve. Westinghouse's Paternalism -- Thirteen. Trusts and Corruption -- Fourteen. Wilmerding, America's New Lanark -- Fifteen. Capitalism with a Heart-Westinghouse's Vision -- Sixteen. A Government Policy for Philanthropy and Paternalism -- Seventeen. Corporate Paternalism -- Eighteen. Unions, Industrial Democracy and the New Deal -- Nineteen. Visions Come True -- Twenty. And the Wolf Finally Came-Deindustrialization and Globalization -- Chapter Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn911054689
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781476620299
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)911054689
Label
Benevolent barons : American worker-centered industrialists, 1850-1910, Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- One. The Puritan Experiment -- Two. Genesis of an Industrial Race -- Three. European Industrialization, Master Entrepreneurs, and Worker Utopias -- Four. Lowell and Rockdale -- Five. Crisis in American Labor: Class, Skilled, and Unskilled Laborers -- Six. Early Paternal and Employee-Driven Capitalists -- Seven. Robber Barons and the Questioning of Capitalism -- Eight. New Breed of Paternal Capitalists -- Nine. American Patriarchal or Philanthropic Capitalism -- Ten. The Failure of Pullman City -- Eleven. The Greatest Paternalist of Them All -- Twelve. Westinghouse's Paternalism -- Thirteen. Trusts and Corruption -- Fourteen. Wilmerding, America's New Lanark -- Fifteen. Capitalism with a Heart-Westinghouse's Vision -- Sixteen. A Government Policy for Philanthropy and Paternalism -- Seventeen. Corporate Paternalism -- Eighteen. Unions, Industrial Democracy and the New Deal -- Nineteen. Visions Come True -- Twenty. And the Wolf Finally Came-Deindustrialization and Globalization -- Chapter Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn911054689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476620299
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911054689

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