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Trying Machines

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Chapter 4 expands the history of improving experiment to examine its largest, most theatrical, and high-stakes setting: the public machine trials of the 1850s. These trials reversed the flow of ... More


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