Big Business, Big Systems

Changes in the late 19th century: Changes in the early 20th century:

First an example of the impact of the American System of Manufacture and of advertising:

  the high wheeler

 1896 Ladies Bicycle

National Markets:
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Big Business (this is based mostly on the writings of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.)

 Standard Oil Trust Company


 Chicago apartment building

this page written and copyright  Pamela E. Mack
last updated 10/5/2005