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The Resource Eli Whitney and the birth of American technology, Constance McL. Green ; edited by Oscar Handlin

Eli Whitney and the birth of American technology, Constance McL. Green ; edited by Oscar Handlin

Label
Eli Whitney and the birth of American technology
Title
Eli Whitney and the birth of American technology
Statement of responsibility
Constance McL. Green ; edited by Oscar Handlin
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A series of specific challenges led Eli Whitney to exercise his ingenuity in technology and made him an engineer. His cotton gin revolutionized Southern agriculture. And the problems of manufacturing large quantities of guns drove him to develop principles important in his own time, and even more important later. The application of those principles would one day give American industry the structure within which it more than fulfilled the ambitions of the Revolutionary generation. This is the absorbing story Constance Green has told through a skillful mingling of personal narrative and technological analysis. - Editor's preface
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1897-1975
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Constance McLaughlin
Dewey number
926
Index
no index present
LC call number
TS1570.W4
LC item number
G7
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Handlin, Oscar
Series statement
The library of American biography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitney, Eli
  • Whitney, Eli
  • Inventors
  • Inventors
  • United States
Label
Eli Whitney and the birth of American technology, Constance McL. Green ; edited by Oscar Handlin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's preface -- Economic problems of the United States at the end of the Revolution -- Yankee youth -- The invention of the cotton gin -- The career of Miller & Whitney : the fight for a legal monopoly -- The first contract for muskets -- The birth of the "uniformity system" -- The struggle for widespread acceptance -- The last years and ultimate achievements -- A note on the sources
Control code
ocm00234377
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
vii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780316326216
Lccn
56005930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)234377
Label
Eli Whitney and the birth of American technology, Constance McL. Green ; edited by Oscar Handlin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's preface -- Economic problems of the United States at the end of the Revolution -- Yankee youth -- The invention of the cotton gin -- The career of Miller & Whitney : the fight for a legal monopoly -- The first contract for muskets -- The birth of the "uniformity system" -- The struggle for widespread acceptance -- The last years and ultimate achievements -- A note on the sources
Control code
ocm00234377
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
vii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780316326216
Lccn
56005930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)234377

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