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Counter This book compares the development of the synthetic dye industry in Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. The rise of this industry constitutes an important chapter in business, economic, and technological history because synthetic dyes invented in 1857 represent the first time that a scientific discovery quickly gave rise to a new industry. Although British firms led the industry for the next eight years, German firms dominated the industry for decades before World War I, while American firms played only a minor role during the entire period.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Dye industry Germany History, Dye industry Technological innovations Germany History, Dye industry Great Britain History, Dye industry United States History, Competition, International Case studies, Comparative advantage (International trade) Case studies