The Dawn of Innovation

The Dawn of Innovation

The First American Industrial Revolution

By Charles R. Morris; David Colacci (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452609805

Publication Date: October 2012

In the thirty years after the Civil War, the United States blew by Great Britain to become the greatest economic power in world history. That is a well-known period in history, when titans like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J. P. Morgan walked the earth.But as Charles R. Morris shows us, the platform for that spectacular growth spurt was built in the first half of the century. By the 1820s, America was already the world's most productive manufacturer and the most intensely commercialized society in history. The War of 1812 jump-started the great New England cotton mills, the iron centers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and the forges around the Great Lakes. In the decade after the War, the Midwest was opened by entrepreneurs. In this book, Morris paints a vivid panorama of a new nation buzzing with the work of creation. He also points out the parallels and differences in the nineteenth century American/British standoff and that between China and America today.

About the Author
Charles R. Morris is the author of books including "Tycoon", "American Catholic" and "Money, Greed, and Risk". He is a lawyer and former banker, and was president of a financial services software company. A regular contributor to the "Los Angeles Times", he has also written for "The Wall Street Journal" and "The Atlantic Monthly". He lives in New York City.

David Colacci has been an actor and a director for over thirty years, and has worked as a narrator for over fifteen years. He has won "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations, and been included in Best of Year lists by such publications as "Publishers Weekly", "AudioFile" magazine, and "Library Journal".

Praise For The Dawn of Innovation

"The author is at his best when he focuses on the people behind the technology. . . . Morris' research is thorough. . . . Ambitious." ---Kirkus