ERIC Number: ED212544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Thunder of the Mills: A New England Business and Economic History Casebook, 1690-1965 [and] Teacher's Guides.
Tedesco, Paul H., Ed.; And Others
These teacher developed case studies deal with the business and economic history of New England from 1690 to 1965. They are intended to help secondary students develop an understanding of economics and of the decision-making process. Suggestions for teaching, discussion questions, references, and bibliographies are provided for the cases. Several case studies are provided on each of the following topics: Boston Merchants and Puritan Ethic (1630-1691); Economic Change and the Community (1797-1965); The Factory System (1789-1850); The Middlesex Canal and the Coming of the Railroad (1792-1853); From Family Firm to Corporate Giant: J.P. Stevens and Company, Inc. (1813-1963); The Rise and Fall of a Family Business: The Sprague Mills of Rhode Island (1808-1883); The Dennison Manufacturing Company (1844-1865); The Katahdin Iron Works (1845-1890); and Crisis in a One-Industry Town: St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and Fairbanks, Morse & Co. (1815-1965). (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Business Education, Case Studies, Colonial History (United States), Decision Making, Economic Change, Economics Education, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teacher Developed Materials, United States History
Business History and Economic Life Program, Inc., 1 Lake Hall, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115 ($12.00 including Teacher's Guide).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business History and Economic Life Program, Inc., Boston, MA.