By Robert B. Gordon

Whereas historians have given considerable cognizance to tales of entrepreneurship, invention, and exertions clash, they've got informed us little approximately genuine work-places and the way humans labored. employees seldom wrote approximately their day-by-day employment. even though, they did go away in the back of their instruments, items, retailers, and factories in addition to the encompassing business landscapes and groups. during this ebook, Gordon and Malone examine the industrialization of North the US from the point of view of the commercial archaeologist. utilizing fabric proof from such various websites as Indian steatite quarries, car vegetation, and coal mines, they study production expertise, transportation platforms, and the results of industrialization at the land. Their study tremendously expands our figuring out of and focuses recognition at the contributions of nameless artisans whose abilities formed our commercial background.

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