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Origins of the American Tobacco Company

Patrick G. Porter
The Business History Review
Vol. 43, No. 1 (Spring, 1969), pp. 59-76
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3111987
Page Count: 18
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Abstract

During the 1880's and 1890's, the innovations of James Buchanan Duke first disrupted and then rationalized the American tobacco industry. Duke's career and the early history of his American Tobacco Co. serve as case studies in both the history of business administration and in the coming of "big business" to the United States.

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