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The Industrialisation of the Region of the Saar-River 1815-1914

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Banken, Ralf (Universität zu Köln Lehrstuhl Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte)
Publication Date
2002
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    About 1913 the Saar Region was the third-largest German montane region. After 1914 the Saar region and other industrial branches of the region lost their importance due to world-economic structural shifts and to political developments. So, in 1914 finished the development process of this region, which was until then a very stable process, starting at the end of the 18th century with the first innovations and strong growth of the single economic sectores and experiences during the 50ies of the 19th century a strong acceleration. These industrial upheavals during the hundred years between the Congress of Vienna and the First World War are the subject of the investigation. The aim is to describe the pattern of process of the industrial economic development in this region. Growth and structural change of the secondary sector are analysed, using methods of comparative economic history. Micro- as well as macroeconomic levels of regions are taking into account. Growth and structural change are recorded and described quantitatively. The acquired pattern of development is then compared with the development pattern of the other two large montan regions, the Ruhr and Upper Silesia. Because of the methodological concept of the investigation of economic small scale regions and the defined methodological assumption the following questions are of importance for the analysis: - Which industrial branches have existed in the region before 1918 and which branches have mainly carried the industrialization process of the region? - How the single industrial branches developed and which growth course they showed? - How changed the sectoral structure or the trade structure? - Which basic conditions existed in the region? - Which infrastructure was developed during the industrializationprocess? - Which interdependencies existed between the industries within the region and to what extent promoted or inhibited the external relations of the region the course of industrialization of the Saar region? The focus of the investigation are the following industries: Coal mining, the iron and steel industry, the glassworks industry, the chemical industry and other commercial and industrial sectors. „Ziel ist es, für die Branchen in der jeweiligen Periode die wesentlichen Kennzeichen herauszuarbeiten. Für beide Perioden sollen dann die verschiedenen Wachstumsverläufe der einzelnen Industriezweige und deren strukturelle Charakteristika sowie die Verflechtung zwischen den einzelnen Branchen zusammengefasst werden“ (Banken, a.a.O., S. 52). (The aim is to work out the essential features for the industry in the respecitve period. For both periods, then, the different growth patterns of the individual industries and their structural characteristics and the relationship between the various sectors are summarized). The structural aspects of the study can be summarized as follows: Production development and employment, Company and market structure, Technical development and employment, Sales ratios and economic outcomes. Data-Tables in the Download-Database HISTAT I. Population A3 Population in the Saar Region 1820-1910 A4 Population trends in the municipalities of the Saar region 1815-1914 A5 The population in the communes/local authorities of the Saar region 1815-1914 II. Coal-Mining A6 Coal production and employment in the Saar region before 1815 A7 Coal production in the Saar region 1817-1913 A8 Coal production and employment in the mining districts Ruhr, Saar and Upper Silesia 1816-1912 A9 Employment in the coal mines of the Saar region 1817-1913 A10 The development of state-Prussian coal mines in the Saar region 1815-1913 A11 The development of private Prussian coal mines in the Saar region 1815-1913 A12 The development of state-Bavarian coal mines in the Saar region 1815-1913 A13 The development of private Bavarian coal mines in the Saar region 1878-1913 A14 The development of the Lorraine coal mines 1856-1913 A15 Wages, shifts, support services and grants in the Saar coal mines 1815-1913 A16 Prices favoring the Prussian mines in the Saar region 1816-1859 A17 Economic results of the coal companies in the Saar region 1815-1914 A18 The development of the coke in the Saar region 1815-1914 A49 Conveying values, revenues and coal prices in the coal mines of the Saar region 1850-1913 A50 Markets and customers of the Saar coal mines 1850-1913 A51 The cost structure of the Prussian mines in the Saar 1850-1900 A53 The investment development of the Prussian mines in the Saar 1850-1913 A54 The markets for the Saarkoks 1868-1908 III. Iron Industry A19 The development of the Saar steel industry before 1815 A20 The development of the iron industry in the Saar region 1815-1914 A21 The development of the iron industry in the coalfields Ruhr, Saar, Moselle and Upper Silesia 1815-1914 A22 The development of iron ore mining in the Rhine Province 1815-1870 A33 Growth rates and market shares of the iron districts Saar, Ruhr, Upper Silesia and Moselle in the German Reich 1815-1914 A55 Minette and pig iron purchase the Saar region 1850-1913 A56 Pig iron production values, capacity utilization and level of blast furnaces in Saar, Ruhr, Moselle and Upper Silesia 1850-1913 A58 Size, steel production value and productivity development of the steel mills in the Iron regions of Saarland, Ruhr, Moselle and Upper Silesia 1850-1913 A59 The development of wages in the iron industry of the Saar region 1850-1913 A60 The profits of the Saar iron company 1856-1913 V. Employees in the Saar Region A36 The employment of industrial mineral resources in the Saar region 1815-1914 A39 Industrial employment in the Saar region 1816-1913 A48 Employers´ contributions to social security in the Saar region 1850-1913 The following data tables were not included in the online-database HISTAT: Data tables of chapter IV. Glassworks-Industry. Further data tables: A23 The development of the iron work Neunkirchen 1815-1914 A24 The development of the iron work St. Ingbert 1815-1914 A25 The development of the Dillinger Iron work and of the iron works Geislautern, Bettingen and Münchweiler 1815-1914 A26 The development of the Burbacher ironwork 1857-1814 A27 The development of the Völklinger iron work 1873-1914 A28 The development of the Halberger and Fischbacher iron work 1815-1914 A29 The development of the Stiringer ironwork 1851-1898 A30 The development of the ironwork Goffontaine and additional works 1815-1872 A31 The development of the Mannesmann Röhrenwerks Bous and of Saarbrücker Gußstahlwerks 1886-1914 A32 Die Entwicklung der Eisenwerke Kreuzwald, St. Fontaine, St. Louis, Oberhomburg und Falk 1815-1914 A34 The blast furnace production of the Neunkircher Hütte 1837-1848 A35 The development of the Glassindustry of theSaarregion 1815-1914 A52 Assets, liabilities and income statement of St. Ingberter Grube 1870-1913 A57 Technical data and production results of German and Belgian furnaces 1860 A61 The regional sales of Saar ironworks 1819-1844 A37 Employment in enterprises of other commercial and industrial sectors of the Saar region 1815-1914 A38 Employment in the metalworking and mechanical engineering of the Saar region 1815-1914 A40 The distribution of employees in the Saar region in 1882, 1895 and 1907 according to the occupation census A41 The distribution of employees in the Saar region in 1882, 1895 and 1907 according to the trade census A42 The distribution of employees in the Prussian Saar districts according to occupation and trade censuses in 1861, 1867 and 1875 A43 The distribution of employees in the Lorraine Saar districts 1859-1907 A44 The distribution of employees in the Saar region according to various surveys 1819-1852 A45 The distribution of employees in the Saar region according to various surveys 1867-1907 A46 The distribution of employees according to the ´district depictions´ in 1858 and 1861 in the districts of Saarbrücken, Saarlouis and Ottweiler. A47 The craftsmen and factory table after the Customs Union survey in 1846 in the Saar region A48 Employers´ contributions to social security in the Saar region 1850-1913 A57 Technical data and production results of German and Belgian furnaces 1860 A61 The regional sales of Saar ironworks 1819-1844. Data can be ordered via e-mail. Data Collection: Data from archival sources and literature were used. (As basic data has been used both meso-economic data and data series at company level. The former are mostly government sources. They include quantitative data on population growth, employment structure (occupational and trade accounting), different production series (coal, steel, iron ore) as well as data on physical capital equipment company (number of steam engines and the finery or converter in ironworks) "(Banken, R. , pp. 53). However, since these represent the development of the Saar steel industry inaccurate in particular because of the consideration of adjacent regions belonging to the state territory, the author resorted to microeconomic data. “On the basis of unpublished data material from public and private archives, of the Chamber of Commerce reports and other contemporary studies, as well as the secondary literature the author has compiled as far as possible for each company data series on employment, production, capital structure, and on financial results. Adding these data, we obtain the corresponding values for the economic region Saar. Only for the glass industry in addition to employment data further quantitative data on production and capital of individual companies could be gathered. For the other industries only employment data could be compiled.” (Banken, R., a.a.O., p. 55) )
Temporal Coverage
  • 1815 / 1914
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Collection Mode
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    Number of Units: 100
    Number of Variables: 1046
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8148 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Banken, Ralf: Die Industrialisierung der Saarregion 1815-1914. Bd.1 Die Frühindustrialisierung 1815-1850. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag 2000.
  • Banken, Ralf: Die Industrialisierung der Saarregion 1815-1914. Bd. 2 Take – off - Phase und Hochindustrialisierung 1850-1914. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2003.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 53 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Banken, Ralf (2002): Die Industrialisierung der Saarregion 1815-1914. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8148