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Waterpower in Lowell: Engineering and Industry in Nineteenth-Century America (Johns Hopkins Introductory Studies in the History of Technology)

By: Patrick M. Malone

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: November 2009

Seller ID: 16978

ISBN: 0801893062

Condition: New


Patrick M. Malone demonstrates how innovative engineering helped make Lowell, Massachusetts, a potent symbol of American industrial prowess in the 19th century. Waterpower spurred the industrialization of the early United States and was the principal power for textile manufacturing until well after the Civil War. Industrial cities therefore grew alongside many of America's major waterways. Ideally located at Pawtucket Falls on the Merrimack River, Lowell was one such city--a rural village rapidly transformed into a booming center for textile production and machine building. Malone explai... View more info