A Nation of Steel: The Making of Modern America, 1865-1925 / Edition 1

A Nation of Steel: The Making of Modern America, 1865-1925 / Edition 1

by Thomas J. Misa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801860520

ISBN-13: 9780801860522

Pub. Date: 09/08/1998

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

From the age of railroads through the building of the first battleships, from the first skyscrapers to the dawning of the age of the automobile, steelmakers proved central to American industry, building, and transportation. In A Nation of Steel Thomas Misa explores the complex interactions between steelmaking and the rise of the industries that have

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From the age of railroads through the building of the first battleships, from the first skyscrapers to the dawning of the age of the automobile, steelmakers proved central to American industry, building, and transportation. In A Nation of Steel Thomas Misa explores the complex interactions between steelmaking and the rise of the industries that have characterized modern America. A Nation of Steel offers a detailed and fascinating look at an industry that has had a profound impact on American life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801860522
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/08/1998
Series:
Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology, #7
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Dominance of Rails, 1865-18851
Ch. 2The Structure of Cities, 1880-190045
Ch. 3The Politics of Armor, 1885-191591
Ch. 4The Merger of Steel, 1890-1910133
Ch. 5The Reform of Factories, 1895-1915173
Ch. 6The Imperative of Automobiles, 1905-1925211
Ch. 7The Dynamics of Change253
List of Abbreviations283
Notes287
Index355

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