The Great Industries of the United States: Being an Historical Summary of the Origin,Growth,and Perfection of the Chief Industrial Arts of This Country

The Great Industries of the United States: Being an Historical Summary of the Origin,Growth,and Perfection of the Chief Industrial Arts of This Country

by Horace Greeley

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Overview

The technological revolution of the 19th century transformed every trade and area of manufacture. Nowhere were the changes wrought by the application of new machinery and techniques more extensive than in the United States, which was by the end of the century firmly established as the world's technological frontier.

This work is a source of reference on industrial production in the last quarter of the 19th century. Written to satisfy "the desire upon the part of every skilled man to know something of the character and pursuits of his fellow-men in every other art of importance", it details the techniques, processes and machinery employed in more than 150 countries.

The breadth of the coverage demonstrates the extent of the transformation with every sector of the economy undergoing fundamental change: agriculture, with extensive coverage of the mechanization of farming

transport, not only with the coming of railroads, but with the constant improvement in carriage manufacture

communications, including the development of the telegraph and innovations in the printing industry

manufacturing, from furniture to the emerging chemical industries

the defence industry

public and social services with a host of innovations from steam-driven fire engines to improvements in the manufacture of artificial limbs.

Extensively illustrated throughout, each section includes an overview of the technology prevalent in that branch of industry and an outline of the most recent innovations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855066274
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Series: History of the Book Trade
Edition description: FAC
Pages: 1310
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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