Monday, September 5, 2011

New Exhibit: Railroads and the Transformation of Capitalism

Railroads and the Transformation of Capitalism is the newest exhibit from Baker Library's Historical Collections. Using the Harvard Business School library's extensive materials, the site "explores the continuing research in the history and role of railroads in creating not only the foundations of modern business, but also a system of modern capitalism that survives to this day." The exhibit is divided into several sections, including foreign and U.S. railroads, finance, management, and mergers and syndicates. The site also contains a "Research Links" page that provides greater detail about Baker's holdings relevant to railroad history.