Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 / Edition 1

Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 / Edition 1

by Brooke Hindle, Steven Lubar, B. Hindle, Steven Lubar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 087474539X

ISBN-13: 9780874745399

Pub. Date: 10/28/1986

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Engines of Change is based on a Smithsonian Institution exhibit of the same title. The principal theme is the importance of technological transfer. It ventures beyond discussion of machines and tools to consider the effects of geographical dimension, natural resources, business practices, the role of women, ethnic diversity, and education. In this work the

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Engines of Change is based on a Smithsonian Institution exhibit of the same title. The principal theme is the importance of technological transfer. It ventures beyond discussion of machines and tools to consider the effects of geographical dimension, natural resources, business practices, the role of women, ethnic diversity, and education. In this work the authors present a pictorial history of the Industrial Revolution in America, derived from surviving artifacts, historical prints, and other graphic materials. By means of this work they bring about a fuller understanding of the major developments in American technology, business, economics, and labor, tracing the migration of technology and technologists from Europe to America, where skilled craftsmen—combined with the richness of natural resources and the energy and innovations released by the young nation's political freedoms—enabled industrialism to flourish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874745399
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
10/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
782,158
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.64(d)

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