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stefi.gj.'s picture
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AP US History Essay

If anyone could help me with the following statement, I will appreciate it very much. Thank you for your time and commitment.
The statement is:
"The reorganization and consolidation of business structures was more responsible for late nineteenth-century American industrialization than was the development of new technologies."

I do completely understand the above statement and I know how to develop it in a high-level essay but the only problem that I'm having is with the phrase "business structures". Is it related with the horizontal and the vertical integration introduced by Carnegie and Rockefeller between 1865-1900?

kindle's picture
Joined: Feb 2005

Yes. I think it's talking about the trusts they built.

What's picture
Joined: Mar 2005

Thats my understanding of the question also kindle.

spaz10's picture
Joined: Mar 2005

Yeah, that sounds right, because the new busines structures like horizontal and vertical integration allowed for the building of mass industry, and the stimulation of the economy caused by the railroad and oil industry.

AdminChris's picture
Joined: Jan 2005

good stuff there


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