Growing American Rubber

Growing American Rubber
Publisher Rutgers University Press
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Category Science
Total Pages 360
ISBN 0813548705
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Growing American Rubber explores America's quest during tense decades of the twentieth century to identify a viable source of domestic rubber. Straddling international revolutions and world wars, this unique and well-researched history chronicles efforts of leaders in business, science, and government to sever American dependence on foreign suppliers. Mark Finlay plots out intersecting networks of actors including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, prominent botanists, interned Japanese Americans, Haitian peasants, and ordinary citizensùall of whom contributed to this search for economic self-sufficiency. Challenging once-familiar boundaries between agriculture and industry and field and laboratory, Finlay also identifies an era in which perceived boundaries between natural and synthetic came under review. Although synthetic rubber emerged from World War II as one solution, the issue of ever-diminishing natural resources and the question of how to meet twenty-first-century consumer, military, and business demands lingers today.

Growing American Rubber
  • Author : Mark R Finlay
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-24

Growing American Rubber explores America's quest during tense decades of the twentieth century to identify a viable source of domestic rubber. Straddling international revolutions and world wars, this unique and well-researched history chronicles efforts of leaders in business, science, and government to sever American dependence on foreign suppliers. Mark Finlay

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Nature at War
  • Author : Thomas Robertson,Richard P. Tucker,Nicholas B. Breyfogle,Peter Mansoor
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31

"World War II was the largest and most destructive conflict in human history. It was an existential struggle that pitted irreconcilable political systems and ideologies against one another across the globe in a decade of violence unlike any other. There is little doubt today that the United States had to

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Bulletin of the Pan American Union
  • Author : Pan American Union
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1941

Read online Bulletin of the Pan American Union written by Pan American Union, published by which was released on 1941. Download full Bulletin of the Pan American Union Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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A World History of Rubber
  • Author : Stephen L. Harp
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-12-29

A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and gain new insights into the social and cultural contexts of global production and consumption, from the nineteenth century to today, through the fascinating story of one commodity. Divides the coverage into themes of race, migration, and labor; gender on plantations and

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American Rubber Planting Enterprise in the Philippines  1900 1930
  • Author : Phin Keong Voon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977

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Empire of Rubber
  • Author : Gregg Mitman
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12

An ambitious and shocking exposé of America’s hidden empire in Liberia, run by the storied Firestone corporation, and its long shadow In the early 1920s, Americans owned 80 percent of the world’s automobiles and consumed 75 percent of the world’s rubber. But only one percent of the world’s

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The Rise and Fall of the Amazon Rubber Industry
  • Author : Stephen L. Nugent
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05

In this engaging book, Stephen Nugent offers an in-depth historical anthropology of a widely recognised feature of the Amazon region, examining the dramatic rise and fall of the rubber industry. He considers rubber in the Amazon from the perspective of a long-term extractive industry that linked remote forest tappers to

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Commerce Reports
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1929-01-21

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Managing the Unknown
  • Author : Frank Uekötter,Uwe Lübken
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-30

Information is crucial when it comes to the management of resources. But what if knowledge is incomplete, or biased, or otherwise deficient? How did people define patterns of proper use in the absence of cognitive certainty? Discussing this challenge for a diverse set of resources from fish to rubber, these

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Chemistry  Manufacture and Applications of Natural Rubber
  • Author : Shinzo Kohjiya,Yuko Ikeda
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-26

Chemistry, Manufacture and Applications of Natural Rubber, Second Edition presents the latest advances in the processing, properties and advanced applications of natural rubber (NR), drawing on state-of-the-art research in the field. Chapters cover manufacturing, processing and properties of natural rubber, describing biosynthesis, vulcanization for improved performance, strain-induced crystallization, self-reinforcement, rheology

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The Indian Forester
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898

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Tariff Act of 1929
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1929

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Rubber and the Making of Vietnam
  • Author : Michitake Aso
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-25

Dating back to the nineteenth-century transplantation of a latex-producing tree from the Amazon to Southeast Asia, rubber production has wrought monumental changes worldwide. During a turbulent Vietnamese past, rubber transcended capitalism and socialism, colonization and decolonization, becoming a key commodity around which life and history have revolved. In this pathbreaking

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Cooperative Inter American Plantation Rubber Development   Guatemala
  • Author : Carl Downey La Rue,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering. Division of Rubber Plant Investigations,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1946

Read online Cooperative Inter American Plantation Rubber Development Guatemala written by Carl Downey La Rue,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering. Division of Rubber Plant Investigations,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, published by which was released on 1946. Download full Cooperative Inter

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Americanization and Its Limits
  • Author : Distinguished Faculty Professor of Public Policy and Governance Jonathan Zeitlin,Associate Professor of Political Science Gary Herrigel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2000

"The book combines historical research with theoretical analysis in ways that will be of interest to historians, social scientists, and business academics concerned with the dynamics of economic and corporate growth, industrial development, and the diffusion of productive and business models."--BOOK JACKET.

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