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Tariffs and Trusts in the Late Nineteenth Century United States

Gregg, Amanda (2009) Tariffs and Trusts in the Late Nineteenth Century United States. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This paper explores the connection between protective tariffs and market concentration in the late nineteenth century United States. In particular, the paper investigates the effects of the McKinley Tariff of 1890 on American sugar refining and white lead production. My investigation includes a review of contemporary economic thought and political platforms, short histories of both industries, and event studies on the American Sugar Refining Company and the National Lead Company for the passage of the McKinley Tariff.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Gregg, Amandaagg8@pitt.eduAGG8
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairSullivane Lobes, Lorettalsl10@pitt.eduLSL10
Committee MemberBerkowitz, Danieldmberk@pitt.eduDMBERK
Committee MemberHounshell,
Committee MemberTroesken, Wernertroesken@pitt.eduTROESKEN
Date: 17 April 2009
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 7 April 2009
Approval Date: 17 April 2009
Submission Date: 13 April 2009
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History
David C. Frederick Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic history; Gilded Age; monopolies; protective tariffs; trusts
Other ID:, etd-04132009-151752
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:37
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:40


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