A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486463036

Category: House & Home

Page: 108

View: 7171

This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.

Early American Technology

Making and Doing Things From the Colonial Era to 1850

Author: Judith A. McGaw

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807839981

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 1175

This collection of original essays documents technology's centrality to the history of early America. Unlike much previous scholarship, this volume emphasizes the quotidian rather than the exceptional: the farm household seeking to preserve food or acquire tools, the surveyor balancing economic and technical considerations while laying out a turnpike, the woman of child-bearing age employing herbal contraceptives, and the neighbors of a polluted urban stream debating issues of property, odor, and health. These cases and others drawn from brewing, mining, farming, and woodworking enable the authors to address recent historiographic concerns, including the environmental aspects of technological change and the gendered nature of technical knowledge. Brooke Hindle's classic 1966 essay on early American technology is also reprinted, and his view of the field is reassessed. A bibliographical essay and summary of Hindle's bibliographic findings conclude the volume. The contributors are Judith A. McGaw, Robert C. Post, Susan E. Klepp, Michal McMahon, Patrick W. O'Bannon, Sarah F. McMahon, Donald C. Jackson, Robert B. Gordon, Carolyn C. Cooper, and Nina E. Lerman.

Technology in Early America

Needs and Opportunities for Study

Author: Brooke Hindle

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838640

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 165

View: 8008

This interpretative essay and extensive bibliography surveying the chronology and major characteristics of American technology before 1850 is the first available guide in this period to the rapidly developing field of the history of technology. Originally published in 1966. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Decorative Ironwork

Twelfth Through Eighteenth Centuries

Author: Otto Hoever

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138305

Category: Design

Page: 352

View: 1827

Over 450 black-and-white photos, royalty-free, show great ironwork from all over Europe — doors, gates, railings, grilles, lanterns, candelabra, firedogs, chandeliers, much more.

American Art Deco

An Illustrated Survey

Author: R. L. Leonard,C. A. Glassgold

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157938

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 1373

Over 200 black-and-white photographs and incisive commentary on one of the most popular decorative styles of the 20th century, including remarks by Lewis Mumford, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, and Edward Steichen.

The Invasion of Sandy Bay

Author: Anita Sanchez

Publisher: Highlights Press

ISBN: 1629791806

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 148

View: 7244

A young boy plays a key role when the War of 1812 comes to his Massachusetts coastal fishing village. The little town of Sandy Bay, Massachusetts, was the site of one of the wildest invasions in U.S. history, when the might of the British Empire came up against hardheaded New England townsfolk. The Invasion of Sandy Bay, based on eyewitness accounts of actual events, tells the tale—through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy—of what happened on the night when the British put too much gunpowder in one of their cannons. The hilarious—and true—events of the topsy-turvy invasion are set against the backdrop of the dangerous lives of the fishermen. Includes author's notes and bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Kitchen History

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135455716

Category: Reference

Page: 696

View: 9203

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Confederate Reader

How the South Saw the War

Author: Richard B. Harwell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121291

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7443

Carefully chosen and annotated selection of contemporary battle reports, general orders, letters, articles, sermons, songs, travel observations, much more. Wonderful self-portrait of the Confederacy. Illustrated.

Autumn Rambles of New England

Author: Michael Tougias

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588430073

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 5239

A selection of 15 routes through all six New England states (New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts) designed to catch fall foliage at its best. Most of these trails are situated around quiet, rarely visited villages on country roads. For each itinerary there is a map, details on points of interest, suggested walks, recommended places to stay and eat, directions, tidbits of local history and the nuts-and-bolts of traveling in the area. Many of the authors' personal experiences are included. With this book, the enjoyment of your trip will be much enhanced. Passport Newsletter. ... an excellent guide to 15 of the most delightful drives. The Shoestring Traveler. A native New Englander, a naturalist, and a fine writer, Tougias has done everyone a favor by making it so easy to get out and see the leaves at their finest. Amazon.com. ... each trip includes descriptions of historic sites along the route and of shops, inns, B&Bs, restaurants and other establishments of interest. For motorists who don't want to risk a bad turn, here's your guide. Travel Reference Library on-line

Early American Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 7590

The Annual Obituary

Author: Patricia Burgess,Roland Turner

Publisher: St James Pr

ISBN: 9780912289823

Category: Biography

Page: 749

View: 5071

Hardware Retailer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5159

New Jersey Day Trips

A Guide to Outings in New Jersey and Nearby Areas of New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

Author: Patrick Sarver

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813541492

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 5796

Now in a revised and expanded 11th edition, New Jersey Day Trips offers a fascinating journey through hundreds of tourist attractions in all corners of the Garden State. Plus, it explores the most popular points just beyond the state's borders. Both comprehensive and practical, this new edition of the best-selling guidebook on New Jersey has added dozens of new entries to its extensive list of destinations. You'll discover attractions easily by subject category, letting you zero in on places that appeal to you the most. Entries include descriptions, hours of operation, location, price range, telephone numbers, and websites. Stroll down the quaint streets of Lambertville or revel in the excitement of Atlantic City's casinos. Journey back in time at Waterloo Village or explore Revolutionary War battlefields. Canoe down the Delaware River or soar high above the countryside in a hot air balloon. You'll find all these things and a lot more within the pages of this handy guidebook.

Tools Teach

An Iconography of American Hand Tools

Author: H. G. Brack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982995181

Category: Forging industry

Page: 248

View: 5000

Volume 13 in the Hand Tools in History series explores the iconography (imagery) of early American hand tools as they evolve into the Industrial Revolution's increased diversity of tool forms. The hand tools illustrated in this volume were selected from the Davistown Museum collection, most of which are cataloged in An Archaeology of Tools (Volume 9 in Hand Tools in History), and from those acquired and often sold by Liberty Tool Company and affiliated stores, collected during 40+ years of "tool picking." Also included are important tools from the private collections of Liberty Tool Company customers and Davistown Museum supporters. Beginning with tools as simple machines, reviews are provided of the metallurgy and tools used by the multitasking blacksmith, shipsmith, and other early American artisans of the Wooden Age. The development of machine-made tools and the wide variety of tool forms that characterize the American factory system of tool production are also explored. The text includes over 800 photographs and illustrations and an appendix of the tool forms depicted in Diderot's Encyclopedia. This survey provides a guide to the hand tools and trades that played a key role in America's industrial renaissance. The iconography of American hand tools narrates the story of a cascading series of Industrial Revolutions that culminate in the Age of Information Technology.