A Nation of Steel: The Making of Modern America, 1865-1925

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JHU Press, Sep 8, 1998 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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From the age of railroads through the building of the first battleships, from the first skyscrapers to the dawning of the age of the automobile, steelmakers proved central to American industry, building, and transportation. In A Nation of Steel Thomas Misa explores the complex interactions between steelmaking and the rise of the industries that have characterized modern America. A Nation of Steel offers a detailed and fascinating look at an industry that has had a profound impact on American life.

  

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Fucing Chapter 1 Building the transcontinental railroad 1868
9
CHAPTER
45
Fucing Chapter 2 Construction of the Flatiron Building 1901
48
xii
78
Chicago 1894
86
CHAPTER THREE
91
CHAPTER FOUR
133
CHAPTER FTVE
173
CHAPTER
211
Fucing Chapter 6 Confronting the Rockies by automobile 1910
225
CHAPTER SEVEN
253
List of Abbreviations
283
Notes
299
Index
355
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About the author (1998)

Thomas J. Misa is at the University of Minnesota, where he directs the Charles Babbage Institute Center for the History of Information Technology, teaches in the graduate program for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and is a faculty member in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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