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Tredegar Iron Works:

Tredegar Iron Works:

Author: Nathan Vernon Madison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625856326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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One of the most important industrial landmarks in the nation lies in the heart of historic Richmond. The Tredegar Iron Works was the most prodigious ordnance supplier to the Confederacy during the Civil War, as well as an industrial behemoth in its own right. Named for the hometown of the Welsh engineers who built it, Tredegar remained one of Richmond’s chief industrial entities for over a century. It produced ordnance during five wars and helped build the railroads that rapidly spread across the nation during the Gilded Age. Author Nathan Vernon Madison, utilizing a wealth of primary sources and firsthand accounts, chronicles the full history of a Richmond industrial icon.

Tredegar Iron Works: Richmond’s Foundry on the James

Tredegar Iron Works: Richmond’s Foundry on the James

Author: Nathan Vernon Madison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467118941

Category: Business & Economics

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One of the most important industrial landmarks in the nation lies in the heart of historic Richmond. The Tredegar Iron Works was the most prodigious ordnance supplier to the Confederacy during the Civil War, as well as an industrial behemoth in its own right. Named for the hometown of the Welsh engineers who built it, Tredegar remained one of Richmond's chief industrial entities for over a century. It produced ordnance during five wars and helped build the railroads that rapidly spread across the nation during the Gilded Age. Author Nathan Vernon Madison, utilizing a wealth of primary sources and firsthand accounts, chronicles the full history of a Richmond industrial icon.

American Iron, 1607-1900

American Iron, 1607-1900

Author: Robert B. Gordon

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801868165

Category: History

Page: 1086

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Winner of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for General Engineering from the Association of American Publishers Originally published in 1996. By applying their abundant natural resources to ironmaking early in the eighteenth century, Americans soon made themselves felt in world markets. After the Revolution, ironmakers supplied the materials necessary to the building of American industry, pushing the fuel efficiency and productivity of their furnaces far ahead of their European rivals. In American Iron, 1607-1900, Robert B. Gordon draws on recent archaeological findings as well as archival research to present an ambitious, comprehensive survey of iron technology in America from the colonial period to the industry's demise at about the turn of the twentieth century. Closely examining the techniques—the "hows"—of ironmaking in its various forms, Gordon offers new interpretations of labor, innovation, and product quality in ironmaking, along with references to the industry's environmental consequences. He establishes the high level of skills required to ensure efficient and safe operation of furnaces and to improve the quality of iron product. By mastering founding, fining, puddling, or bloom smelting, ironworkers gained a degree of control over their lives not easily attained by others.

The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Lisa Tendrich Frank

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440829796

Category: History

Page: 743

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Covering everything from the arts to food and drink, religion, social customs, and technology, this two-volume set provides an in-depth, accessible look at the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of the American Civil War. • Offers an insightful examination of the era of the Civil War that balances social and political topics • Provides accessible entries intended for high school readers authored by contributors who are experts in their fields • Serves to illuminate the racial, religious, and ethnic diversity of the wartime experience through detailed explorations of the daily experiences of everyday Americans

The Industrial Revolution in America: Iron and steel

The Industrial Revolution in America: Iron and steel

Author: Kevin Hillstrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851096206

Category: Agricultural innovations

Page: 306

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A set of books on the Industrial Revolution, these comprehensive volumes cover the history of steam shipping, iron and steel production, and railroads-three interrelated enterprises that helped shift the Industrial Revolution into overdrive.