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The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America

Robert B. Gordon and Patrick M. Malone


While historians have given ample attention to stories of entrepreneurship, invention, and labor conflict, they have told us little about actual work-places and how people worked. Workers seldom wrote about their daily employment. However, they did leave behind their tools, products, shops, and factories as well as the surrounding industrial landscapes and communities. In this book, Gordon and Malone look at the industrialization of North America from the perspective of the industrial archaeologist. Using material evidence from such varied sites as Indian steatite quarries, automobile plants, ... More

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Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195058857
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195058857.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert B. Gordon, author

Patrick M. Malone, author

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