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Rise of American Industrial Corporations, 1880-1914 (ICPSR 9392) RSS

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Summary:

This collection is designed to allow examination of economic and social determinants of variation in incorporation rates by industry and state in the United States from 1880-1914. Data are presented for manufacturing corporations in all industries, with detailed data for specific states. Information covered includes economic characteristics of industries such as capital, workers, wages, material, value of products, common and preferred stock, and bonded indebtedness. Social characteristics of industries such as newness and strike activity also are provided.

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Census of Manufactures for the Entire Country by Census Year - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS2:  Census of Manufactures for 14 States by Census Year - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
DS3:  Census of Manufactures for New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, 1880 - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS4:  Census of Manufactures for New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, 1890 - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS5:  Census of Manufactures for New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, 1900 - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS6:  Census of Manufactures for New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, 1904 - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS7:  Census of Manufactures for New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, 1909 - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS8:  Census of Manufactures for New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, 1914 - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS9:  Incorporations by Industry and Year for New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
DS10:  Strikes by Industry and Year for New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS11:  Strikes by Industry and Year for the Entire Country - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
DS12:  Information for Corporations Listed on the New York Stock Exchange - Download All Files (1 MB)
DS13:  Incorporations in 14 States by Year - Download All Files (0.3 MB)

Study Description

Citation

Roy, William G. Rise of American Industrial Corporations, 1880-1914. ICPSR09392-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-08-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09392.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES 86 17679)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   corporate behavior, corporations, economic conditions, historical periods, industrial development, industrial growth, industry, labor strikes, manufacturing industry, products, securities, stocks, wages and salaries, workers

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1880--1914

Date of Collection:  

  • 1986--1989

Universe:   Manufacturing corporations in all United States industries, 1880-1914.

Data Types:   census enumeration data, and aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. For Part 12, Information for Corporations Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, data for the 100 largest corporations in 1896-1905 were collected by David Bunting, University of Oregon.

Methodology

Sample:   Complete enumeration, with states selected by availability of data.

Data Source:

(1) United States Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF MANUFACTURES, 1880-1914, (2) Evans, George. BUSINESS INCORPORATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1800-1943, (3) GENERAL STATUTES OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1880-1887, (4) Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Labor, Strikes and Lockouts, 1887-1906, (5) MANUAL OF STATISTICS, 1888-1913, (6) Biennial Report of the Secretary of State, Colorado 1880-1888, (7) Report of the Secretary of State of Illinois, 1896, (8) Report of the Secretary of State of Florida, 1887-1896

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

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Version History:

  • 2011-08-11 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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