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Date: February 11, 2002
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Incorporated Completes New History of DuPont

History Associates Incorporated (HAI) of Rockville, Maryland, has recently completed a definitive illustrated history of the legendary E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.  DuPont: From the Banks of the Brandywine to Miracles of Science, written by HAI senior historian Adrian Kinnane and distributed by Johns Hopkins University Press, surveys two centuries of dramatic corporate and family history and recounts DuPont’s striking transformation during the past twenty years, including its movement into the electronics and biotechnology industries. DuPont has been closely linked with the growth of America. Explosives, the company’s core nineteenth century product, built the nation’s railroads, tunnels, and mines. In the twentieth century, DuPont plastics, dyes, and synthetics served an increasingly complex “consumer” society. The company also led the transition from family-owned businesses to large, professionally managed corporations early in the twentieth century. Its more recent transformation from a bureaucratic hierarchy to smaller, more flexible business units worldwide reflects broader currents in the global economy. Based on extensive research into corporate and family records as well as interviews with current and retired executives,  DuPont: From the Banks of the Brandywine to the Miracles of Science  is a solid business history as well as an artfully illustrated and entertaining story.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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