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The general society of mechanics & tradesmen of the city of New York : a history

Author: Polly Guerin
Publisher: Charleston : The History Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The skilled craftsmen of New York founded The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in 1785, and the organization's history is aligned with the city's physical and cultural development. In 1820, The Society founded its library. It began a lecture series in 1837 and opened the Mechanics Institute in 1858 to provide free education in the trades. Prominent New York members included Andrew Carnegie, Peter Cooper,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)904037175
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Polly Guerin
ISBN: 1625850166 9781625850164
OCLC Number: 1007845826
Description: 1 online resource (224) : illustrations
Responsibility: Polly Guérin.

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The skilled craftsmen of New York founded The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in 1785, and the organization's history is aligned with the city's physical and cultural development. In 1820, The Society founded its library. It began a lecture series in 1837 and opened the Mechanics Institute in 1858 to provide free education in the trades. Prominent New York members included Andrew Carnegie, Peter Cooper, Abram S. Hewitt and Duncan Phyfe. The Society's educational programs continue to improve the lives of New Yorkers while fostering an innovative and inventive spirit. Historian Polly Guřin presents the distinguished history of this essential New York institution.

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