The Resource Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West, Judith Koll Healey, Char Miller, (ebook)

Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West, Judith Koll Healey, Char Miller, (ebook)

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Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West
Title
Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West
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Judith Koll Healey, Char Miller
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eng
Summary
The Weyerhaeuser name looms large in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, and Arkansas, attached to paper mills, cabinet factories, and vast tracts of land, both forested and cut over. Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the man who started the lumber empire, significantly shaped the American economy and landscape from Wisconsin westward in the nineteenth century. A complex and private man, Weyerhaeuser emigrated from Germany in 1852 at the tender age of eighteen. In just a few years, he would be a prominent lumberman, organizing partnerships among competing companies, rationalizing the business, and then making the largest timberland purchase in the history of the United States. Author Judith Koll Healey narrates the life of this extraordinary man through newly available resources: his extensive correspondence and journal entries as well as the letters and diaries of family members, friends, and business associates from around the country. She frames Weyerhaeuser's many commercial opportunities and business decisions within both the family's internal dynamics and world events: war and unrest, economic upswings and downturns, and western expansion and eastern urbanization. Throughout, Healey offers a thoughtful perspective on his achievements as well as the limitations of his vision for the expansion of the American West
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Midwest
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Healey, Judith Koll
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338.7/63498092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Weyerhaeuser, Frederick
  • Industrialists
  • Lumber trade
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adult
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Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West, Judith Koll Healey, Char Miller, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780873518987
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11809396
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remote
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11809396
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MWT11809396
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West, Judith Koll Healey, Char Miller, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780873518987
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11809396
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11809396
System control number
MWT11809396
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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