Chemicals at War: World War I and Economic Nationalism

Date/Time

Nov 3, 2018
06:00 PM until 07:30 PM

Description

Germany pioneered the development of synthetic organic chemicals in the late 1800s.  By 1914, the German firms provided 90 percent of the world's market in synthetic dyes and pharmaceuticals.  When World War I interrupted the supply of German chemicals to the United States, Americans made it a patriotic mission to manufacture "German" chemicals in the United States.  Building capacity in a complicated industry proved a challenge, and America adopted a variety of policies, including confiscating German subsidiaries and intellectual property. 

Lecture by Dr. Kathryn Steen, an Associate Professor of History at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she focuses on the history of industry, technology, and business. She received her PhD from the University of Delaware.

Cost

FREE

Location

View map Lewes Public Library
111 Adams Avenue
Suite 509
Lewes, DE

Additional Information

Sponsor

Delaware Humanities

Phone

302-657-0650

Contact name

Ciera Fisher

Contact email

chfisher@dhf.org

County:

Kent County,Sussex County,Over the Line

Neighborhood:

Bethany Beach,Bridgeville,Georgetown,Lewes,Rehoboth Beach,Selbyville

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