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Mastering IronThe Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868$
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Anne Kelly Knowles

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226448596

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.001.0001

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Iron in America

Iron in America

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction Iron in America
Source:
Mastering Iron
Author(s):

Anne Kelly Knowles

Chester Harvey

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of why the iron industry has not been a central part of the narrative of early nineteenth-century American industrialization. It then sets out the book’s primary objectives, which are to fill a significant gap in our understanding of American industrialization and to explain why some US iron companies swiftly implemented British technologies while others struggled or failed in the attempt, or never ventured to try large-scale production. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   iron industry, American industrialization, iron companies, British technologies

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