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The Watt Family, Thomas Beddoes, Davies Giddy, Humphry Davy, and the Medical Pneumatic Institution, Bristol

Frank A. J. L. James

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This essay, eschewing the use of meta-narratives such as Enlightenment, Romanticism or Industrialisation, examines in detail the role that the Watt family (James senior and his sons James junior and ... More


James Watt and the Business of Natural Philosophy

David Philip Miller

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter re-evaluates the place of natural philosophical inquiry in Watt’s life and work, and its relationship to his practical projects. It examines how family, education and working life opened ... More


Catalysing Chemical Correspondence: James Watt and the Case of Joseph Black and James Keir

Kristen M. Schranz

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

James Watt has already been established as a competent eighteenth-century chemist. His role as a chemical correspondent, however, has not been examined adequately. This chapter argues that through ... More


Introduction

Malcolm Dick and Caroline Archer-Parré

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of James Watt, the scientist and engineer. This chapter introduces the ways in which he has been portrayed in public art, such as William Bloye’s gilded ... More


James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

James Watt (1736-1819) was a pivotal figure of the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. His career as a scientific instrument maker, inventor and engineer developed in Scotland, the land of ... More


“Rend’rd Imortal”: The Work of Art in an Age of Chemical Reproduction

Matthew C. Hunter

in Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the work of entrepreneurs and industrialists from the mid-1770s through the 1790s who competed for supremacy in developing chemical techniques by which to replicate chemically ... More


Governing from the Right

Jefferson Decker

in The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190467302
eISBN:
9780190600587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467302.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Ronald Reagan’s election as US president in 1980 gave conservatives a chance to practice what they preached. This chapter follows three figures from earlier chapters—James G. Watt, Michael Horowitz, ... More


Did James Watt’s Patent(s) Really Delay the Industrial Revolution?

Sean Bottomley

in The Battle over Patents: History and Politics of Innovation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197576151
eISBN:
9780197576199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197576151.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Perhaps no inventor or invention was as pivotal to the British industrial revolution than James Watt and his separate condenser. By radically improving the fuel efficiency of steam engines, Watt’s ... More


Establishing Astronomy

David Clarke

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Following Sinclair's bequests and gifts of equipment to the University, the Professors Dick (father and son) advanced astronomy teaching in the early 18th century. Dick Jnr continued to purchase ... More


Sagebrush Rebels

Jefferson Decker

in The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190467302
eISBN:
9780190600587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467302.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

By the mid-1970s, Pacific Legal Foundation had inspired imitators. In Denver, a Mountain States Legal Foundation was formed in 1977 in order to battle the regulatory state on issues of concern to ... More


Captains of the Revolution

Joe Carlen

in A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The Industrial Revolution that began in 18th-century Britain would, in fairly short order, transform Western Europe, North America, and other regions of the world irreversibly. This momentous change ... More


Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Matthew C. Hunter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Painting with Fire shows how experiments with chemicals known to change visibly over the course of time transformed British pictorial arts of the long eighteenth century—and how they can alter our ... More


A Tale of Two Countries: the Rise of the Steam Engine and the Caloric Theory of Heat

Jennifer Coopersmith

in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

The main cultural by-product of the French Revolution was the unprecedented rise in mathematics and science. Watt’s steam engine and the entrepreneurial skills of Boulton mark the start of the ... More


“This Precious Heritage of Desert”

James R. Skillen

in This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197500699
eISBN:
9780197500729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500699.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Sagebrush Rebellion erupted in 1979 out of anger over changing federal land law and management. In particular, many westerners were frustrated by expanding restrictions on grazing and road ... More


The Backdrop: Manufacturing’s Economic History

William B. Bonvillian and Peter L. Singer

in Advanced Manufacturing: The New American Innovation Policies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037037
eISBN:
9780262343398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037037.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides an overview of the critical developments in U.S. production history. It begins with the lessons from James Watt's famous “walk on the Green” of Glasgow. The chapter then turns ... More


A Comparison of the Ballads of Katherine Jackson and Olive Dame Campbell/Cecil Sharp

Elizabeth DiSavino

in Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813178523
eISBN:
9780813178530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178523.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The question of how our initial view of Appalachian balladry might have been different had Jackson published first is explored in detail. Jackson’s ballads are compared to Campbell and Sharp’s 1917 ... More


Multidirectional Memory, Many-Headed Hydras and Glasgow

Michael Morris

in Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781382776
eISBN:
9781786944009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382776.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter forms a case study of memory/amnesia around slavery in Glasgow and proposes that a number of high profile events in the year 2014 may prove to be a turning point in this regard. The ... More


Environmental Battlegrounds

Mark H. Lytle

in The All-Consuming Nation: Chasing the American Dream Since World War II

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197568255
eISBN:
9780197568286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568255.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter opens by revisiting the Tellico Dam/snail darter controversy that pitted environmental activism against the rising tide of conservative anti-regulatory fervor. Union members joined ... More


Technology and The Organ in the Nineteenth Century

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is about the technological advancements and their impacts on the organ in the 19th century. In the beginning of the 19th century, the technology of organ building was still based on ... More


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