History of the Manufacture of Iron in All Ages

And Particularly in the United States from Colonial Time to 1891

Author: James Moore Swank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108026842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 580

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James Moore Swank (1832-1914) was a US expert on iron and steel, and wrote widely about the industry. In 1873 he became secretary of the American Iron and Steel Association. This second edition (1892) of his influential book on iron manufacture was significantly expanded compared to the 1884 original, with 132 more pages, 15 extra chapters, and revisions throughout the text. Swank aimed to move away from the highly technical approach and European focus that had dominated previous works. Instead, he would emphasise names, dates, facts and results, and give special attention to the growth of the industry in the United States while providing an international context. He includes every country and US state that produced iron. The book is organised chronologically, and provides a fascinating account of the manufacture of iron from the ancient Egyptian period through early modern Britain to late nineteenth-century America.

The Wizard of Washington

Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Birth of Public Opinion Polling

Author: M. Holli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137095474

Category: History

Page: 164

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Historians have tended to point to John F. Kennedy's 1960 bid for the presidency as the first time a candidate relied extensively on public opinion polls to drive a campaign. Polling has come to define American politics, and is perhaps most clearly embodied in Bill Clinton, the post poll-driven president in history. Melvin G. Holli dismisses this notion, however, and reveals that presidential reliance on public opinion polls dates back to the New Deal Era, when Franklin Roosevelt employed a first-generation Finnish-American named Emil Hurja to conduct polls for this 1932 and 1936 presidential campaigns. Holli shows us how Hurja convinced the Democratic National Committee to allow him to apply the new science of polling FDR's presidential campaign of 1932. Roosevelt's triumph at the polls in that year and again in 1936, as well as the spectacular 1934 Democratic mid-term congressional victory was legendary. Holli restores Hurja to his rightful place in American history and politics, showing us that the Washington press corps were right on target when they dubbed Hurja the 'Wizard of Washington'.

By the Skin of His Teeth: The Story of Thomas Durham: Pioneer, Musician

Author: Paul Denis Durham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615357628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

View: 2146

The story of a Mormon pioneer who triumphed over hardship, came to a new land, established a settlement in a new territory, became a renowned musician and teacher, local businessman, and church leader. Includes a sketch of his life written by his son, Alfred M. Durham and Thomas Durham's personal journal covering the years 1854 to 1871.

Michigan's County Courthouses

Author: John Fedynsky

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472034936

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 6346

A guide to the lore and architecture of every county courthouse in the Great Lakes State

The Rise of an Iron Community

An Economic History of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, from 1740-1865

Author: Frederic Keiper Miller

Publisher: N.A


Category: Iron industry and trade

Page: 196

View: 6906

A History of Muhlenberg County [Kentucky]

Author: Otto Arthur Rothert

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806346281

Category: Reference

Page: 496

View: 7374

Johnstone's account is of the long-established families of the Dumfriesshire region of Scotland and, secondarily, of the so-called "Border Wars" which were waged from the twelfth century between the dominant Scottish families of South Dumfriesshire and the English in North Cumberland. Our reprint is from the important second edition, which contains an expanded chapter on the Border Wars.

The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama

Author: Ethel Armes,James R. Bennett

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817356827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 581

View: 2549

Originally published: Birmingham, Ala.: Pub. under auspices of the Chamber of commerce, 1910.

Missouri as it is in 1867

An Illustrated Historical Gazetteer of Missouri, Embracing the Geography, History, Resources and Prospects... The New Constitution, the Emancipation Ordinance, and Important Facts Concerning "free Missouri". An Original Article on Geology, Minerology, Soils, Etc. by Prof. G.C. Swallow. Also Special Articles on Climate, Grape Culture, Hemp, and Tobacco

Author: Nathan Howe Parker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Missouri

Page: 446

View: 5293

Men, Mines and Memories

Iron Mining in Iron County, Michigan

Author: Marcia A. Bernhardt,Harold Bernhardt,Debra E. Bernhardt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967723013

Category: Iron County (Mich.)

Page: 108

View: 1194

Iron Will

Cleveland-Cliffs and the Mining of Iron Ore, 1847-2006

Author: Terry S. Reynolds,Virginia P. Dawson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814336434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 1358

The history of Cleveland-Cliffs, a company that played a key role in iron mining development in the Lake Superior region.