A Landscape Transformed: The Ironmaking District of Salisbury, Connecticut

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Oxford University Press, Dec 14, 2000 - Social Science - 176 pages
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This book examines the industrial ecology of 200 years of ironmaking with renewal energy resources in northwestern Connecticut. It focuses on the cultural context of people's decisions about technology and the environment, and the gradual transition they effected in their land from industrial landscape to pastoral countryside.
 

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Contents

Industrial Ecology in Historical Perspective
3
Resources Discovered
11
Independent Artisans
20
Merchant Capitalists
28
ArtisanEntrepreneurs
39
Environment Technology and Community in Salisbury
54
The Challenge of New Markets and Techniques
68
Retreat from Progress
83
Community Culture and Industrial Ecology
110
Ironworks Inventory
120
Ironmaking and Steelmaking Techniques
124
Units and Conversion Factors
128
Notes
129
Bibliography
147
Index
153
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