The Age of Technology: 19th Century American Inventors

The Age of Technology: 19th Century American Inventors

by David King
     
 

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The spirit of invention pervaded 19th century America. From Fulton's steamboat to factory assembly lines to Edison's motion picture machine, Americans marvelled at the new technologies. This volume highlights many of the masterminds of the century and includes excerpts from primary source documents relating to their inventions, including Colt, Morse, Deere, Armour,

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Overview

The spirit of invention pervaded 19th century America. From Fulton's steamboat to factory assembly lines to Edison's motion picture machine, Americans marvelled at the new technologies. This volume highlights many of the masterminds of the century and includes excerpts from primary source documents relating to their inventions, including Colt, Morse, Deere, Armour, Bell, Edison, Westinghouse, Ford, Pullman, and several women and African Americans whose contributions are often not well recognized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878668646
Publisher:
History Compass, LLC
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Perspectives on History Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1120L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

David King is Head of English at St Andrews Lutheran College on the Gold Coast and has also worked in a range of Catholic, Independent and State schools in Queensland. Dave was Project Officer for the Boys and Literacy Project and co-authored 'Boys and Literacy: Meeting the Challenge' (James Cook University and DEETYA). He is a regular presenter at and contributor to ETAQ conferences and workshops.

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