The rise and fall of the Gorham empire


Answers the question: At the dawn of the twentieth century, the Board of Trade and other boosters of Providence, Rhode Island proclaimed that the city contained the "Five Industrial wonders of the world"--one of them, the nation's leading producer of silverware, the Gorham Manufacturing Company. How did such a large and important company disappear?
This research paper was written by a Brown University student in Anne Valk and Holly Ewald's Fall 2011 course "Oral History and Community Memory."


Yahm, Sarah, "The rise and fall of the Gorham empire" (2011). Mashapaug Pond. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.



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