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Experiments All for Worldly Gain

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/9780226693972.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Chapter 3 explores the forms of experiment particular to agricultural improvement by looking at the genres of experimental writing. It examines the wider culture of experiment in the early republic ... More


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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