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Author Walsh, Margaret, 1942-

Title The rise of the Midwestern meat packing industry / Margaret Walsh.

Imprint Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015], ©1982.

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Description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; List of Maps; Preface; 1 The Significance of the Midwestern Meat Packing Industry in the Mid-Nineteenth Century; 2 Supply, Process, Markets: The Dominance of Seasonal Elements in the Pioneer Years; 3 Railroads and the Challenge to River Dominance in the Antebellum Years; 4 Changing Patterns of Urban Concentration in the Civil War Period; 5 The Emergence of a Permanent Industry; 6 The Dimensions of Midwestern Pork Packing; Appendix. The Sample of Midwestern Pork Packers Used for Biographical Illustrations; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Ab; c; d; e; f; g; h; i; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w.
Summary The history of the meat packing industry of the Midwest offers an excellent illustration of the growth and development of the economy of that major industrial region. In the course of one generation, meat packing matured from a small-scale, part-time activity to a specialized manufacturing operation. Margaret Walsh's pioneering study traces the course of that development, shedding light on an unexamined aspect of America's economic history. As the Midwest emerged from the frontier period during the 1840s and 1850s, the growing urban demand for meat products led to the development of a seasonal.
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Subject Pork industry and trade -- Middle West -- History.
Meat industry and trade -- Middle West -- History.
Packing-houses -- Middle West -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Walsh, Margaret. Rise of the Midwestern Meat Packing Industry. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015 9780813155296
ISBN 9780813164885 (electronic bk.)
0813164885 (electronic bk.)