Warehousing: Origins, History and Development

  • Kenneth B. Ackerman


The value of “warehousing” of some kind has been known from our earliest history. Since primeval times, living creatures have stored food in periods of plenty to provide nourishment when little is available.


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    David Mitch: “Public Warehousing,” Working Paper, Department of Economics, University of Maryland Baltimore County. A shorter version of this paper will be published in (David O. Whitten, editor) Handbook of American Business History, vol. II (Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, forthcoming)Google Scholar
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    Quotes are from proceedings of American Warehousemen’s Association, 1903.Google Scholar

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