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Freeing the Lavish Hand of Nature: Environment and Economy in Nineteenth-Century Hampton Roads

John Majewski

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Hampton Roads region of Virginia is blessed with one of the best deep water anchorages in the world. Before the Civil War, though, Hampton Roads failed to realize the ambitious economic goals of ... More


Science and Technology between the World Wars

Eric Schatzberg

in Technology: Critical History of a Concept

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583839
eISBN:
9780226584027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584027.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A sustained discourse about the relationship between science and technology only emerged after World War I. This discourse drew on the nineteenth-century concept of applied science. But applied ... More


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