Sloss Furnaces and the Rise of the Birmingham District: An Industrial Epic - History of American Science & Technology (Hardback)
  • Sloss Furnaces and the Rise of the Birmingham District: An Industrial Epic - History of American Science & Technology (Hardback)
zoom

Sloss Furnaces and the Rise of the Birmingham District: An Industrial Epic - History of American Science & Technology (Hardback)

(author)
£46.95
Hardback 632 Pages / Published: 31/10/1994
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This pathbreaking book tells the dramatic story of a unique manufacturing complex and the city that it helped to create. The events recounted anda interpreted by W. David Lewis are of more than local or regional significance. The rise of Sloss furnaces and Birmingham epitomized the emergence of the United States as the world's foremost economic power.a Similarly, the closing of a once-profitable ironmaking installation amid social and technological changes that convulsed Birmingham nine decades after the city's founding typified challenges that were facing America at the dawn of the postindustrial age. a Above all, aa"Sloss Furnaces "resonates with the class of competition and the frenetic energy with which southerners joined other Americans in a rush to transform a continent after a fratricidal drive for independence had failed. The sweeping narrative that Lewis has produced amply justifies its subtitle, "An Industrial Epic."

a

a "

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817307080
Number of pages: 632
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 53 mm

You may also be interested in...

Signing on for the Devil
Added to basket
The Iron Men
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Krupp
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
John Wilkinson
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Precious Metals Investing for Dummies
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.