Swiss American Historical Society Review

Swiss American Historical Society Review


Benefits and Costs of Industrialization, Industrialization Pros and Cons, Glarus and Scranton, Effects on Swiss communities


This article is based on my book, Konflikte der

Industrialisierung: Industrie, Raum und Gesellschaft in Glarus und

Scranton 1840-1914, a study which examines and compares the

industrialization process in its path of success as well as the social costs

it entails. The two cases of comparison concern different industries,

but resemble each other regarding region (a valley), the time period,

and the massive environmental transformations during their histories

of industrialization.