Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9780940866942 Published April 2005

Urban Capitalists

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

Burton W Folsom Jr.

Urban Capitalists
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Burton W Folsom Jr.

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220 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2001
Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9780940866942 Published April 2005
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.
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
Bibliographic Essay
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
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