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The Resource Mastering iron : the struggle to modernize an American industry, 1800-1868, Anne Kelly Knowles ; cartography by Chester Harvey

Mastering iron : the struggle to modernize an American industry, 1800-1868, Anne Kelly Knowles ; cartography by Chester Harvey

Label
Mastering iron : the struggle to modernize an American industry, 1800-1868
Title
Mastering iron
Title remainder
the struggle to modernize an American industry, 1800-1868
Statement of responsibility
Anne Kelly Knowles ; cartography by Chester Harvey
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Veins of iron run deep in the history of America. Iron making began almost as soon as European settlement, with the establishment of the first ironworks in colonial Massachusetts. Yet it was Great Britain that became the Atlantic world's dominant low-cost, high-volume producer of iron, a position it retained throughout the nineteenth century. It was not until after the Civil War that American iron producers began to match the scale and efficiency of the British iron industry. In Mastering Iron, Anne Kelly Knowles argues that the prolonged development of the US iron industry was largely due to geographical problems the British did not face. Pairing exhaustive manuscript research with analysis of a detailed geospatial database that she built of the industry, Knowles reconstructs the American iron industry in unprecedented depth, from locating hundreds of iron companies in their social and environmental contexts to explaining workplace culture and social relations between workers and managers. She demonstrates how ironworks in Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia struggled to replicate British technologies but, in the attempt, brought about changes in the American industry that set the stage for the subsequent age of steel. Richly illustrated with dozens of original maps and period art work, all in full color, Mastering Iron sheds new light on American ambitions and highlights the challenges a young nation faced as it grappled with its geographic conditions."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
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Knowles, Anne Kelly
Dewey number
338.4/76691097309034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9515
LC item number
.K56 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harvey, Chester
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  • Iron industry and trade
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Iron industry and trade
  • United States
Label
Mastering iron : the struggle to modernize an American industry, 1800-1868, Anne Kelly Knowles ; cartography by Chester Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Iron in America -- Mapping the iron industry -- The worlds of ironworkers -- High hopes and failure -- The elements of success -- Iron for the Civil War -- Conclusion: American iron
Control code
823170175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226448619
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
441724
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823170175
Label
Mastering iron : the struggle to modernize an American industry, 1800-1868, Anne Kelly Knowles ; cartography by Chester Harvey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Iron in America -- Mapping the iron industry -- The worlds of ironworkers -- High hopes and failure -- The elements of success -- Iron for the Civil War -- Conclusion: American iron
Control code
823170175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226448619
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
441724
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823170175

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