Harpers Ferry armory and the new technology : the challenge of change /

Focusing on the day-to-day operations of the U.S. armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, from 1798 to 1861, this book shows what the "new technology" of mechanized production meant in terms of organization, management, and worker morale. A local study of much more than local significance, it h...

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Main Author: Smith, Merritt Roe, 1940-
Format: eBook
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, [2015]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Regional interests and military needs : founding the "mother arsenal," 1794-1801
  • The craft origins of production, 1798-1816
  • Production, labor, and management, 1801-1816
  • Early manufacturing techniques, 1816
  • Cooperation between the armories, 1815-1829
  • James Stubblefield : Virginia entrepreneur, 1815-1829
  • John H. Hall : Yankee in the garden, 1819-1841
  • Hall and the American system, 1824-1840
  • Politics and technology, 1829-1859
  • The community in crisis, 1859-1861
  • Cultural conditions and technological change : in retrospect.