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Mastering iron : the struggle to modernize an American industry, 1800-1868

Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Kelly Knowles
ISBN: 9780226448596 0226448592
OCLC Number: 777327548
Description: 334 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Anne Kelly Knowles ; cartography by Chester Harvey.

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