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George, Henry (1839-1897) Progress and Poverty: An inquiry into the cause of Industrial Depressions....

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06201 Author/Creator: George, Henry (1839-1897) Place Written: New York Type: Book signed Date: 1879 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: [Title continued] "...and of increase of want with increase of wealth - the remedy." Advance publication, with typed advertisement for book laid-in. Inscribed on free front endpaper to Mary A. Wilbur.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Economics, Finance, Poverty, Industry

Sub Era: The Gilded Age