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Wendler Friedrich List as a Railway Pioneer in the USA



The Little Schuylkill Railroad in Pennsylvania - a German-American Pioneering Achievement

1. Auflage 2021, 80 Seiten, Kartoniert, Paperback, Format (B × H): 155 mm x 235 mm, Gewicht: 160 g Reihe: SpringerBriefs in Economics
ISBN: 978-3-658-34525-9
Verlag: Springer


Wendler Friedrich List as a Railway Pioneer in the USA

This book provides an impressive account of the pioneering technical achievements of the German economic theorist Friedrich List (1789-1846) during his exile in the USA. With the project planning and construction of the Little Schuylkill Railroad in Pennsylvania, List contributed significantly to the development of the coal deposits there and thus to the development of heavy industry in the USA. The exciting history of the founding of the railroad and List's involvement is illustrated by many photographic documents.
The content– The American exile of Friedrich List (1825-1832)– Friedrich List and the indigenous American population– The importance of coal for the early industrialization– List`s railway project – the obstacles and first successes

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The historical significance of Friedrich List.- The American exile of Friedrich List from 1825 to 1832.- Unspoiled wilderness and rugged nature in the Blue Mountain range of Pennsylvania in the first half of the 19th Century.- The extensive extermination of the Indians by white settlers and Friedrich List’s stance.- The growing importance of coal in the course of early industrialization.- The emergence of anthracite coal,  its rise and fall.- Friedrich List’s discovery of a coal deposit in Pennsylvania.- The construction of the Little Schuylkill Railroad.- The acknowledgment of List’s achievements in the construction of the Little Schuylkill Railroad by Dr. Isaac Hiester.- Tamaqua and Port Clinton – the two endpoints of the Little Schuylkill Railroad.- The first positive effects of the Little Schuylkill Railroad.- Appendix: Dr. Karl (Charles) Neidhard  (1809-1895), step-son of Friedrich List – a pioneer of homeopathy in the USA.


Wendler, Eugen
Eugen Wendler studied economics and history and received his PhD at the University of Konstanz (Germany). He worked in different functions in the education system and in some medium-sized enterprises of Baden-Württemberg. From 1972 until 2004 he was a Professor for international Marketing, consumer behavior and communication at the University of Reutlingen (Germany). In 1992 he founded the "Friedrich List-Institute for Historical and Actual Studies of Economics (FLI)" at Reutlingen University. He was its acting director until 2012. E. Wendler was given the State Award for Homeland Research in Baden-Württemberg as well as the Bundesverdienstkreuz and the Medal of Merit of the City of Reutlingen and the Reutlingen University for his research on Friedrich List. He published about 40 books and many essays; more than two dozen books are devoted to the research of the economist.


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