Captains of Industry; or, Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money
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Captains of Industry; or, Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money

By James Parton
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  • CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY
  • OR
  • MEN OF BUSINESS WHO DID SOMETHING BESIDES MAKING MONEY
    • A BOOK FOR YOUNG AMERICANS
      • BY
    • BY
  • JAMES PARTON
    • BOSTON HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY New York: 11 East Seventeenth Street The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1890
      • Copyright, 1884, By JAMES PARTON. All rights reserved.
    • Copyright, 1884, By JAMES PARTON. All rights reserved.
  • PREFACE.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • PORTRAITS.
  • CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY.
  • DAVID MAYDOLE,
    • HAMMER-MAKER.
  • ICHABOD WASHBURN,
    • WIRE-MAKER.
  • ELIHU BURRITT,
    • The Learned Blacksmith.
  • MICHAEL REYNOLDS,
    • ENGINE-DRIVER.
  • MAJOR ROBERT PIKE,
    • FARMER.
  • GEORGE GRAHAM,
    • CLOCK-MAKER, BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.
  • JOHN HARRISON,
    • EXQUISITE WATCH-MAKER.
  • PETER FANEUIL,
    • AND THE GREAT HALL HE BUILT.
  • CHAUNCEY JEROME,
    • YANKEE CLOCK-MAKER.
  • CAPTAIN PIERRE LACLEDE LIGUEST,
    • PIONEER.
  • ISRAEL PUTNAM.
  • GEORGE FLOWER.
    • PIONEER.
  • EDWARD COLES,
    • NOBLEST OF THE PIONEERS, AND HIS GREAT SPEECH.
  • PETER H. BURNETT.
  • GERRIT SMITH.
  • PETER FORCE.
  • JOHN BROMFIELD,
    • MERCHANT.
  • FREDERICK TUDOR,
    • ICE EXPORTER.
  • MYRON HOLLEY,
    • MARKET-GARDENER.
  • THE FOUNDERS OF LOWELL.
  • ROBERT OWEN,
    • COTTON-MANUFACTURER.
  • JOHN SMEDLEY,
    • STOCKING-MANUFACTURER.
  • RICHARD COBDEN,
    • CALICO PRINTER.
      • "free trade, peace and good will among nations."
    • "free trade, peace and good will among nations."
  • HENRY BESSEMER.
  • JOHN BRIGHT.
    • MANUFACTURER.
  • THOMAS EDWARD,
    • COBBLER AND NATURALIST.
  • ROBERT DICK,
    • BAKER AND NATURALIST.
  • JOHN DUNCAN,
    • WEAVER AND BOTANIST.
  • JAMES LACKINGTON,
    • SECOND-HAND BOOKSELLER.
      • small profits do great things.
    • small profits do great things.
  • HORACE GREELEY'S START.
  • JAMES GORDON BENNETT,
    • AND HOW HE FOUNDED HIS HERALD.
  • THREE JOHN WALTERS,
    • AND THEIR NEWSPAPER.
  • GEORGE HOPE.
  • SIR HENRY COLE.
  • CHARLES SUMMERS.
  • WILLIAM B. ASTOR.
    • HOUSE-OWNER.
  • PETER COOPER.
  • PARIS-DUVERNEY.
    • FRENCH FINANCIER.
  • SIR ROWLAND HILL.
  • MARIE-ANTOINE CARĂˆME,
    • FRENCH COOK.
  • WONDERFUL WALKER.
  • SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN.
  • SIR JOHN RENNIE,
    • ENGINEER.
  • SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE.
  • MARQUIS OF WORCESTER,
    • INVENTOR OF THE STEAM-ENGINE.
  • AN OLD DRY-GOODS MERCHANT'S RECOLLECTIONS.
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