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978-0-7391-4683-5 • Hardback • December 2010 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
978-0-7391-4685-9 • eBook • December 2010 • $51.00 • (£39.00)
Chaim M. Rosenberg is author of The Great Workshop-Boston's Victorian Age, and Goods for Sale: Advertising and Products of the Massachusetts Industrial Age, as well as America at the Fair: Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
1 List of Images
2 The Lowell Family Tree
3 Notable Lowell Descendants
4 Introduction: The New Industrial System
5 Occasionem Cognosce (Know the Opportunity): Motto of the Lowell Family
6 A Privileged Education
7 The Young Merchant: 1793-1802
8 The Brothers Lowell
9 The Merchant King: 1803-1808
10 Mr. Jefferson's Embargo
11 A Proper Bostonian on a Grand Tour
12 American Textile Industry Before 1814
13 Return to Boston
14 The Boston Manufacturing Company
15 The Tariff of 1816
17 Original Sources
With the mind of a scientist, the energy of an entrepreneur, and a moral compass that directed him to do good while he was doing well, Francis Cabot Lowell helped shape the world in which we live today. Chaim Rosenberg has discovered every thread of this man's life and weaved a biography both informative and elegant.
— William M. Fowler Jr., Distinguished Professor of History, Northeastern University
Rosenberg has combed the archives to recapture the life and times of Francis Cabot Lowell, whose short life brought about the industrial revolution in the United States, and made the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts the most industrialized stretch of real estate in the world. It is astonishing that this story has not been told before-though there are biographies of Lowell judges, lawyers, and poets, this is the first biography of Francis Cabot Lowell, industrial pioneer and economic revolutionary. This is a great story, one worth telling.
— Robert J. Allison, Suffolk University; author of The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World, 1776-1815