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The Resource The texture of industry : an archaeological view of the industrialization of North America, Robert B. Gordon, Patrick M. Malone

The texture of industry : an archaeological view of the industrialization of North America, Robert B. Gordon, Patrick M. Malone

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The texture of industry : an archaeological view of the industrialization of North America
Title
The texture of industry
Title remainder
an archaeological view of the industrialization of North America
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Gordon, Patrick M. Malone
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
IVD
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1929-
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Gordon, Robert B.
Dewey number
  • 338.0973
  • 970
  • 609.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T21
LC item number
.G67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Malone, Patrick M
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  • Industrial archaeology
  • Industrialization
  • États-Unis
  • Archéologie industrielle
  • Industrialisation
Summary expansion
The Texture of Industry looks at the industrialization of North America from the perspective of the industrial archaeologist. This well-illustrated study demonstrates the value of material evidence in the interpretation of the past. Using examples that range from Indian steatite quarries to automobile plants and coal mines, Gordon and Malone examine manufacturing technology, transportation systems, and the effects of industrialization on the land. While historians have given ample attention to stories of entrepreneurship, heroic invention, and labor conflict, they have told us little about actual workplaces and the skills employed in them. Americans from past generations seldom wrote about their daily work. However, they did leave us examples of their tools, products, shops, and factories. They also left us industrial landscapes and communities that speak eloquently of the costs associated with the production of wealth from natural resources. Industrial archaeologists study physical traces in combination with documents and other sources. Their research has greatly expanded our understanding of industry and focused attention on the contributions of anonymous artisans who applied their skills to shape our industrial heritage. The incremental, unrecorded innovations of countless workers are finally brought to light in this pathbreaking book. The Texture of Industry will appeal to historians, archaeologists, geographers, and curators
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The texture of industry : an archaeological view of the industrialization of North America, Robert B. Gordon, Patrick M. Malone
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-423) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Industrial archaeology: components of industry -- Industrial landscapes: wood and water; coal, canals, railways, and industrial cities; scarce metals and petroleum -- Industrial workplaces: countryside, shops, and ships; fuel and materials; the factory; work in factories
Control code
43720721
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First paperback issue.
Extent
xi, 442 pages
Isbn
9780195111415
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43720721
Label
The texture of industry : an archaeological view of the industrialization of North America, Robert B. Gordon, Patrick M. Malone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-423) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Industrial archaeology: components of industry -- Industrial landscapes: wood and water; coal, canals, railways, and industrial cities; scarce metals and petroleum -- Industrial workplaces: countryside, shops, and ships; fuel and materials; the factory; work in factories
Control code
43720721
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First paperback issue.
Extent
xi, 442 pages
Isbn
9780195111415
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43720721

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