Technology, innovation, and Southern industrialization : from the antebellum era to the computer age /

"Essays consider the role of innovative technologies in industries across the South, including steamboats and shipping in the lower Mississippi valley; textile manufacturing in Georgia, Arkansas, and South Carolina; coal mining in Virginia; sugar planting and processing in Louisiana; the electr...

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Other Authors: Delfino, Susanna, 1949-, Gillespie, Michele.
Format: eBook
Published: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008.
Series:New currents in the history of Southern economy and society.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Industry in the Old South: polemics and politics / Gavin Wright
  • Introduction / Susanna Delfino and Michelle Gillespie
  • Steamboats and Southern economic development / Robert H. Gudmestad
  • Pits of frustration: the failed transplant of British mining methods in antebellum Virginia / Sean Patrick Adams
  • Slavery and technology in Louisiana's sugar bowl / Richard Follett
  • Building networks of knowledge: Henry Merrell and textile manufacturing in the antebellum South / Michelle Gillespie
  • Entrepreneurial networks and the textile industry: technology, innovation, and labor in the American Southeast, 1890-1925 / Pamela C. Edwards
  • Technocracy on the march? the Tennessee Valley Authority and the uses of technology / Stephen Wallace Taylor
  • Telemedicine: an important component in Arizona's economic and social development / Yoneyuki Sugita.