The Resource Early American technology : making and doing things from the colonial era to 1850, edited by Judith A. McGaw

Early American technology : making and doing things from the colonial era to 1850, edited by Judith A. McGaw

Label
Early American technology : making and doing things from the colonial era to 1850
Title
Early American technology
Title remainder
making and doing things from the colonial era to 1850
Statement of responsibility
edited by Judith A. McGaw
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of original essays documents technology's centrality to the history of early America. Unlike much previous scholarship, this volume emphasizes the quotidian rather than the exceptional: the farm household seeking to preserve food or acquire tools, the surveyor balancing economic and technical considerations while laying out a turnpike, the woman of child-bearing age employing herbal contraceptives, and the neighbors of a polluted urban stream debating issues of property, odor, and health. These cases and others drawn from brewing, mining, farming, and woodworking enable the authors to address recent historiographic concerns, including the environmental aspects of technological change and the gendered nature of technical knowledge. Brooke Hindle's classic 1966 essay on early American technology is also reprinted, and his view of the field is reassessed. A bibliographical essay and summary of Hindle's bibliographic findings conclude the volume
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
303.48/3/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
T21
LC item number
.E24 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Label
Early American technology : making and doing things from the colonial era to 1850, edited by Judith A. McGaw
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-460) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the experience of early American technology -- Technology in early America: a view from the 1990s -- The exhilaration of early American technology: an essay -- Lost, hidden, obstructed and repressed: contraceptive and abortive technology in the early Delaware Valley -- "Publick service" versus "Mans Properties": Dock Creek and the origins of urban technology in eighteenth-century Philadelphia -- Inconsiderable progress: commercial brewing in Philadelphia before 1840 -- Laying foods by: gender, dietary decisions, and the technology of food preservation in New England households, 1750-1850 -- Roads most traveled: turnpikes in Southeastern Pennsylvania in the early republic -- Custom and consequence: early nineteenth-century origins of the environmental and social costs of mining anthracite -- A patent transformation: woodworking mechanization in Philadelphia, 1830-1856 -- "So much depends upon a red wheelbarrow": agricultural tool ownership in the eighteenth-century Mid-Atlantic -- Books on early American technology, 1966-1991
Control code
ocn624743157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 482 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469611402
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt15qwnt3
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34855956
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)624743157
  • pebcs1469611406
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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